Definition of high definition in English:

high definition


mass noun
  • A high degree of detail in an image or screen.

    ‘the first horse racing show ever broadcast in high definition’
    as modifier ‘today's high-definition TVs’
    • ‘The anamorphic transfer, reportedly remastered in high definition, has inconsistent quality, likely due to the source material.’
    • ‘Grain is evident in a few key scenes, which belies the claims that the film has been remastered in high definition.’
    • ‘This was the year that both Stargate series went high definition.’
    • ‘This is the best looking television transfer I've seen, and will give high definition broadcasts a run for their money.’
    • ‘I'm extremely happy with the decision to use Sony High Definition for the hi-def masters and subsequent anamorphic transfer on the DVD.’
    • ‘For example, government regulation mandates a high definition standard for digital TV (unlike other countries, which have settled for - still high quality - 'standard definition' digital TV).’
    • ‘Shot on high definition digital video, the picture is amazingly sharp and lifelike.’
    • ‘The hour-long, high-definition series is expected to cost $1.2 million.’
    • ‘It is nice to see Columbia TriStar treat a relatively minor film such as this to a remastered high-definition transfer.’
    • ‘The animation style and computer animation appear to have been further refined since the first season, and the transfer, mastered directly from high-definition source material, is as close to perfection as you would ever want to get.’