dynamic range


Definition of dynamic range

: the ratio of the strongest to the weakest sound intensity that can be transmitted or reproduced by an audio or broadcasting system

Examples of dynamic range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luisi favored a big dynamic range in the symphony, and lots of nuance between extremes. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Not what we expected for Fabio Luisi’s first bows as Dallas Symphony music director," 11 Sep. 2020 For example, a greater dynamic range means Xe LP EU’s will hit much higher clock speeds across the entire band. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Intel plans Xe consumer graphics for laptops first, a discrete card in 2021," 13 Aug. 2020 For example, most screens now include high dynamic range, or HDR. David Nield, Popular Science, "Find the best smart TV for your viewing habits," 28 June 2020 With digital audio, a few mouse clicks can compress the dynamic range with brute force. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "Streaming Music Doesn't Flow, It Evaporates," 18 Feb. 2020 These speakers offer a suitable dynamic range—around 80 Hz—in a simple plug-and-lay set-up. Popular Science, "Affordable desktop speakers that amp up your sound without taking over your desk," 19 Dec. 2019 The Mavic Air can also capture photos and videos in high-dynamic range, which should come in handy when shooting in very contrasty situations like shooting into a sunset over the horizon or midday shots on the beach. Popular Science, "DJI’s newest drone can dodge other flying objects," 28 Apr. 2020 High dynamic range images are a composite of at least two, but sometimes up to five or six images. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "What Is HDR and Why Is It on My TV?," 18 Nov. 2019 As the symphony progressed, with an enormous dynamic range, even music at the threshold of audibility had an electric charge. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony in a powerful Sibelius Second Symphony," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of dynamic range

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Dynamic range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynamic%20range. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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