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Definition: AVS

(1) See Alexa Voice Service.

(2) (Address Verification Service) See address verification.

(3) (Audio Video Coding Standard) A video compression technique developed by Chinese companies and supported by the Chinese government. Expected to provide better compression than MPEG-2, AVS was created to avoid paying royalties to the MPEG licensors, which are outside of China. See MPEG LA and EVD.