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high fidelity

noun, Electronics.
sound reproduction over the full range of audible frequencies with very little distortion of the original signal.
Also called hi-fi.
Origin of high fidelity
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high-fidelity, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • All the high-fidelity speakers of the starship Procyon spoke as one, in the skillfully-modulated voice of the trained announcer.

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British Dictionary definitions for high-fidelity

high fidelity

  1. the reproduction of sound using electronic equipment that gives faithful reproduction with little or no distortion
  2. (as modifier): a high-fidelity amplifier
Often shortened to hi-fi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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