aspect ratio


Definition of aspect ratio

: a ratio of one dimension to another: such as
a : the ratio of span to mean chord of an airfoil
b : the ratio of the width of a television or motion-picture image to its height

Examples of aspect ratio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boxy aspect ratio suggests her isolation, an impression reinforced by the impersonal nature of her interactions in the early scenes — leaving voicemails, distractedly kneading a client’s back, snapping a photo for a family of tourists. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2022 Peele shot using Kodak film and chose the 1.43:1 aspect ratio, specially created for IMAX, that enabled the vast landscape, UFO imagery and horseriding scenes to show 40% more picture. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 26 July 2022 However, the Chromebook 2 360 has a sharper, taller screen than any of the other Galaxy Chromebooks, with 2560×1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, rather than a 16:9, 1920×1080 display. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2022 Screen size, display resolution, panel type, port selection, adjustability, mountability, viewing angles, brightness, pixel density, aspect ratio—the list is endless and quickly becomes overwhelming. Harry Rabinowitz, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2021 And the screens will have a better aspect ratio that should improve the usability of the cover screen. Chris Smith, BGR, 9 Aug. 2022 So, there’s no need to fix your TV and adjust your aspect ratio. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 6 Aug. 2022 Also make sure to pay attention to the doorbell’s aspect ratio to understand whether the image’s shape will be square, portrait or landscape and whether this can be adjusted to your liking. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 The viewing area is 58 x 104 inches and has a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aspect ratio

1907, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2022

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“Aspect ratio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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