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wide-screen

[ wahyd-skreen ]
/ ˈwaɪdˈskrin /
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adjective
of, noting, or pertaining to motion pictures projected on a screen having greater width than height, usually in a ratio of 1 to 2.5.
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Origin of wide-screen

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for wide-screen

widescreen
/ (ˈwaɪdˌskriːn) /

adjective
of or relating to a form of film projection or television broadcasting in which the screen has much greater width than height
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