dynamic range


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Support for 10-bit color really does help make for a more vibrant viewing experience, and as before, the camera also supports HDR for better dynamic range. Christian De Looper, BGR, 14 Sep. 2022 Noted for its powerful sound quality and dynamic range, these speakers promise an immersive experience with absolute clarity. Time, 14 Nov. 2022 The image is sharp and crisp, especially with incredible high dynamic range color application. Gene Park, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2022 Paul Debevec, a head of research at Netflix, is hoping for LED panels with better light sources, including broader illumination and dynamic range, for use in LED stages. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Oct. 2022 These earbuds have a 14.2mm planar driver for fast response and an excellent dynamic range, but some users do say that the silicone tips aren’t the most comfortable to use for extended periods. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2022 Cameron and Landau’s Lightstorm Entertainment remastered the film in 4K in a high-dynamic range, with select scenes at 48-frames-per-second. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Sep. 2022 The dynamic range includes the cult Forbidden Oil, made from pure coffee and castor oil, and deep conditioning Hair Mask, packed with raw cinnamon, pistachios, and cupuacu butter. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2022 Before: The volume of dialogue levels (the black bars) are inconsistent, and wide dynamic range means content gets quiet and potentially hard to hear. Jon Porter, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dynamic range was in 1917

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“Dynamic range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynamic%20range. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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