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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Other Words from high fidelity

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

Examples of high fidelity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the cockpit, new touch-screen displays will render images and maps with higher fidelity. Eric Tegler, Scientific American, "Famed U-2 Spy Plane Takes on a New Surveillance Mission," 10 June 2020 However, Valve's bundle comes with a higher maximum screen refresh rate, a higher fidelity speaker system, and the more sophisticated Valve Index Controllers (affectionately known as the Valve Knuckles), which grip neatly to users' hands. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "HTC takes its own magic leap, announces Vive Proton prototype headset," 20 Feb. 2020 This preamp works with moving magnet cartridges, preferred by some audiophiles in the quest for the best high fidelity sound. Popular Science, "Turntable preamps for every budget," 23 Jan. 2020 Not everyone can afford computers capable of playing games at high fidelity, and a lot of the people who can have much better things to spend their money on. Wired, "The New Port of Halo: Reach Is a Renaissance for the Series," 8 Dec. 2019 The freewheeling political discussions fit perfectly with AM stations desperate for programming that didn't require high fidelity or stereo. The Oregonian/oregonlive Politics Team, oregonlive, "So who is Lars Larson, the conservative who named the suspected Trump whistleblower on Fox News?," 8 Nov. 2019 Thanks to their top-of-the-line high fidelity devices, and expertise on hearing concerns, Precision Hearing is ensuring sounds are crystal clear like never before. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Beauty & Wellness winners," 6 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of high fidelity

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“High fidelity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20fidelity. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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