variants or less commonly hi-def
: high-definition
high-def TV
high-def programming
hi-def video
high-def noun
or less commonly hi-def
watching the game in high-def

Examples of high-def in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The changes start at the very front, the base of the windscreen, where revolutionary a 48-inch-wide, high-def panel stretches from door to door. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 Other controls are: exhaust note, spoiler deployment, adaptive cruise controls, phone, audio and displays in the 12.3-inch high-def instrument cluster. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 With the effect of seeing a grainy cinematic reel enhanced to high-def, the Cegga 002/60 roars into view, in living color, on a country road just outside London. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 10 Feb. 2024 This Livermore movie theater and alehouse will show the NFC championship in high-def on a 30-foot screen. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 And how well will civilians bear the stress, with high-def screens substituting for portholes to ward off claustrophobia and with g-forces reminiscent of roller coasters? IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2015 At one point, even the Edge gazed upward and seemed to tunnel into the high-def splendor of what amounted to a cutting-edge art installation — less a musician deifying himself than just another somebody eager to get lost. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 The view from your nosebleed seats is going to be closer, clearer and more high-def. WSJ, 12 Sep. 2023 The restaurant offers seating for up to 500 patrons, two large patios, retractable glass garage doors and industrial flooring, more than 40 indoor and outdoor high-def TV screens and a premium sound system. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 18 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-def was in 1983

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“High-def.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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