high fidelity


Definition of high fidelity

: the reproduction of an effect (such as sound or an image) that is very faithful to the original

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high-fidelity \ ˈhī-​fə-​ˈde-​lə-​tē How to pronounce high-fidelity (audio) , -​fī-​ \ adjective

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For audio nerds who prioritize high fidelity over everything else, a good old-fashioned pair of bookshelf speakers is still the superior performer. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 The computations proved to be reliable with high fidelities, too. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Qubits kept together by shouting at them with microwaves," 5 Oct. 2018 Such an agreement would give an opportunity for South Korea and its allies to gather higher fidelity data on what's going on in North Korea than satellites can gather. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "It's Nearly Impossible to Hold North Korea to Nuclear Promises," 11 June 2018 In other words, both the broader overview across our entire social network and, in many cases, the higher fidelity of the degrees of separation can be extremely useful in achieving better connection results than LinkedIn. Alex Salkever, Fortune, "Here's What a Paid Version of Facebook Might Look Like," 8 May 2018 No matter the type, the best mics use only an XLR cable, an analog connector that provides the highest fidelity. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started in Podcasting," 29 June 2015 That may change as developers adapt, but at this point the only visible enhancements are the higher fidelity streaming content. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Review: The New Apple TV Is a High Fidelity Powerhouse," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of high fidelity

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high fidelity was in 1938

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English Language Learners Definition of high fidelity

: the very good quality that some recorded sounds or copied images have

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