high-definition

adjective
high-def·​i·​ni·​tion | \ ˈhī-ˌde-fə-ˈni-shən How to pronounce high-definition (audio) \

Definition of high-definition

: being or relating to an often digital television system that has either 720 or 1080 scan lines per frame and a wide-screen format

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high definition noun
a program broadcast in high definition

First Known Use of high-definition

1981, in the meaning defined above

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high-definition

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-definition

of a television : having a very clear picture and a wide screen

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