a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail
Hypernyms: ↑television, ↑telecasting, ↑TV, ↑video

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high-definition television

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High-definition television, an advanced TV system in which the image is formed by a much greater number of scanning lines than in standard TV, giving much improved picture quality

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HDTV UK [ˌeɪtʃ diː tiː ˈviː] US [ˌeɪtʃ di ti ˈvi] noun [uncountable]
television that gives a much clearer picture than ordinary television http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/hdtv.htm
Thesaurus: systems for broadcasting television and radiohyponym well-known television and radio programmes and charactershyponym

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HDTV (no periods),
high-definition television (a system of television transmission that displays a very sharp image using a high density of picture elements that are converted from digital form by a television set equipped with a microprocessor): »

An American company announced it had developed a system that can send HDTV signals over a standard television channel in digital form (Donald Cunningham).

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abbr. high-definition television, using more lines per frame to give a sharper image than a conventional television

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high-definition television

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HDTV 7 [HDTV] [ˌeɪtʃ diː tiː ˈviː] [ˌeɪtʃ diː tiː ˈviː] noun uncountable (technical)
the abbreviation for high definition television (technology that produces extremely clear images on a television screen)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • HDTV — 〈Abk. für engl.〉 High Definition Television, hochauflösendes Fernsehen, Fernsehsystem mit geändertem Bildseitenverhältnis (16:9 statt wie bisher 4:3) u. etwa doppelter Zeilenzahl, das eine erheblich höhere Bildqualität ermöglicht * * * HDTV… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • HDTV — (el. hdtv) (fork. for højdefinitions TV) …   Dansk ordbog

  • HDTV — sigla ES ingl. High Definition TV, televisione ad alta definizione …   Dizionario italiano

  • HDTV — 〈Abk. für engl.〉 High Definition Television (hochauflösendes Fernsehen), Fernsehsystem mit geändertem Bildseitenverhältnis (16:9 statt 4:3) u. doppelter Zeilenzahl …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • HDTV — das; s Abk. für engl. high definition television »hochauflösendes Fernsehen«> Fernsehsystem, das ein hochauflösendes u. brillantes Fernsehbild ermöglicht …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • HDTV — (High Definition Television) new television technology which allows better picture quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • HDTV — das; [s] <Abkürzung für englisch high definition television> (hochauflösendes Fernsehen) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • HDTV — abbrev. high definition television …   English World dictionary

  • HDTV — High Definition Television [haɪ ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən ˈtɛlɪvɪʒən] (HDTV, engl. für hochauflösendes Fernsehen) ist ein Sammelbegriff, der eine Reihe von Fernsehnormen bezeichnet, die sich gegenüber dem herkömmlichem Fernsehen (Standard Definition, SDTV)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HDTV — See high definition television. * * * ▪ broadcasting in full  high definition television        a digital broadcasting standard that offers picture and audio superior to that of traditional standard definition television (SDTV).       By the… …   Universalium

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