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dots per inch: a measure of resolution used for printed text or images, the more dots per inch, the higher the resolution. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Lisett' to kit la plaine, Mo perdi bonhair mou; Zis mou sembl fontaine, dpi mo pa mir tou.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • The thumbnail illustrations should appear to scale when viewed on a monitor with 96 dpi, with a browser setting of 100%.

    Butterflies and Moths William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for dpi


dots per inch: a measure of the resolution of a typesetting machine, computer screen, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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dpi in Technology

Dots per inch.
A measure of resolution for printers, scanners and displays.
Laser printers typically reach 300 DPI, though 600 DPI is becoming more common. Commercial typesetters are usually around 1200 DPI.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for dpi


dots per inch


Data Processing Installation
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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