high fidelity


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The social science suggests that high status male lineages can rely upon relatively high fidelity of their partners. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2012 Audiophile gamers will appreciate the premium high fidelity drivers built into this flexible wireless headset. Jeremy Laukkonen, EW.com, 9 Dec. 2022 There are a ton of Bose Black Friday deals happening on Amazon, but the best deal is on these QuietComfort 45 Noise-cancelling Headphones, with high fidelity audio, noise-cancellation, plus big, loud sound through the ergonomic earpads. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2022 The focus is on high fidelity, rather than playing it loud. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 19 Oct. 2022 Since then, other services, like Amazon Music and Apple Music, have taken up the mantle of high fidelity tunes for streaming. PCMAG, 20 Sep. 2022 Typically, high fidelity recording equipment stretches into the thousands of dollars for individual microphones and audio recorders. Charles Miller, CNN, 24 Aug. 2022 Is high fidelity particularly important to the two of you? Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2022 The ability to produce and precisely control the shape of laser beams with high fidelity is vital for many segments of research and industry, according to co-authors Pedro Silva and Sergio Muniz of the University of Sao Paulo. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

high fidelity

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

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