sound reproduction over the full range of audible frequencies with very little distortion of the original signal.
Origin of high fidelity
First recorded in 1930–35
Also called hi-fi.
Related formshigh-fi·del·i·ty, adjective
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All the high-fidelity speakers of the starship Procyon spoke as one, in the skillfully-modulated voice of the trained announcer.Subspace Survivors|E. E. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for high fidelity
- the reproduction of sound using electronic equipment that gives faithful reproduction with little or no distortion
- (as modifier)a high-fidelity amplifier
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