high fidelity


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

Examples of high fidelity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1926, Warners, with technology developed by Western Electric, introduced Vitaphone, a system of adding high fidelity synchronized sound to films using discs mechanically coupled to projectors. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2024 This then is a story that ends with me watching Interstellar and listening to its soaring soundtrack in glorious high fidelity, but begins with my wife’s childhood in North Carolina. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Feb. 2024 The high-end manufacturer has repositioned itself as a kind of high fidelity version of the luxury watch makers as part of a deliberate strategy to align itself with other luxury products and experiences. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 All of them showed similar systems operating with high fidelity. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 24 Oct. 2023 The nature of cultural transfer, and the relatively high fidelity of that transfer, implies to me that some Indians did migrate to Southeast Asia. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 20 July 2011 The three year old Miami company uses cloud streaming to bring high fidelity graphics to virtual worlds used for all kinds of business purposes, from training to big conferences. Charlie Fink, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 COLD STAR’s balloon has autonomous navigation, high fidelity sensors, and on-board AI. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 The overly chunky steering wheel is modern BMW, but the signals that come through it are high fidelity in the old-school manner. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 29 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high fidelity was in 1938

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“High fidelity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20fidelity. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

high fidelity

: the reproduction of sound with a high degree of faithfulness to the original

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