high fidelity

noun

Definition of high fidelity

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

high-fidelity

play \ˈhī-fə-ˈde-lə-tē, -fī-\ adjective

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First Known Use of high fidelity

1938

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


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