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dynamic range

Audio. the ratio of the loudest to faintest sounds reproduced without significant distortion, usually expressed in decibels.
Origin of dynamic range
1930-35 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dynamic range
  • On the receiving end, the human ear-a non-linear device with enormous dynamic range-adds to the complication.
  • Linearity, even when plotted on log paper, is an approximation that is only valid over a limited dynamic range.
  • The piano's dynamic range allowed for a subtlety in composition previously unimagined.
  • All dynamic range still there, maintained and preserved.
  • The dynamic range was surprisingly open and accurate.
  • Limited dynamic range means the satellite speakers won't get down and boogie on music videos.
British Dictionary definitions for dynamic range

dynamic range

the range of signal amplitudes over which an electronic communications channel can operate within acceptable limits of distortion. The range is determined by system noise at the lower end and by the onset of overload at the upper end
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Contemporary definitions for dynamic range

in a digital image, the number of possible colors or shades of gray that can be included in a particular image's 21st Century Lexicon
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