high-definition

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: being or relating to a television system that has approximately twice as many scan lines per frame as a conventional system and a proportionally sharper image

high-definition picture

high-definition programming

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high-definition UK US adjective only before noun
providing images that show a lot of detail very clearly

high-definition television

Thesaurus: clear to the sensessynonym senses and using the senseshyponym

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high-definition «hy dehf uh NIHSH uhn», adjective.
1. having a high level of distinctness and visual detail. »

2. of or relating to recording or broadcasting methods, especially using digital technology, that produce a very clear, wide-screen picture and high-quality sound: »

live high-definition simulcasts of opera.

also

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adj, always used before a noun
of a television : having a very clear picture and a wide screen

a new high-definition TV

— see also

HDTV

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ˌhigh-defiˈnition f76 [high-definition] adjective (abbr. HD) only before noun (technical)
using or produced by a system that gives very clear detailed images

high-definition television

high-definition displays

see also HDTV

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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