Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


hi-rez

Slang for "high-resolution." See high-resolution.



high resolution

(1) A large amount of information per square inch on a display screen or printed form. Measured in dots per inch (dpi), the more dpi, the higher the resolution and quality. Screens are in the 70-400 dpi range whereas printers are in the 300-1200 dpi range. Imagesetters typically print at 1270 or 2540 dpi. See dpi.

(2) A large amount of information on screen. This is technically "screen resolution." For example, a 2560x1600 screen shows more information than 1600x1200. See screen resolution.

(3) A large amount of information stored per second in a digital audio recording. Measured in samples per second as well as the size of each sample, the more of either one or both, the higher the quality. See sampling and high-resolution audio.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
HGPhi-rez audio
HHDHi-Speed
HHDDhi-tech
HHOKhi-tech tattoo
HHSHi-Vision
Hi-8Hi8
hi-fihibernate
Hi-Khibernation mode
hi-resHID
hi-res audiohidden

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design