high definition


noun

a system for screen display of images that are sharper and more detailed than normal, having many more than the standard number of scanning lines per frame: Most TV shows are available in high definition.Abbreviation: HDSee also high-definition television.
an audio system that reproduces sound with a high degree of accuracy and clarity: music recordings that use high definition.Abbreviation: HD
an optical system that produces very sharp images. Abbreviation: HD

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of high definition

First recorded in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM high definition

high-def·i·ni·tion, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for high definition