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dynamic range

Audio. the ratio of the loudest to faintest sounds reproduced without significant distortion, usually expressed in decibels.
Origin of dynamic range
1930-35 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dynamic range

dynamic range

the range of signal amplitudes over which an electronic communications channel can operate within acceptable limits of distortion. The range is determined by system noise at the lower end and by the onset of overload at the upper end
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Contemporary definitions for dynamic range

in a digital image, the number of possible colors or shades of gray that can be included in a particular image's 21st Century Lexicon
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