high-resolution definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Relating to an image that has fine detail.
- a. Of or relating to an output device that produces images that contain a large number of dots per unit of area and are therefore sharp and detailed.b. Of or relating to a raster-based image that contains a large number of pixels per unit of area.
high-resolution - Computer Definition
(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. Monitors (both CRTs and flat panels) are in the 70-120 dpi range whereas printers are in the 300-1200 dpi range. Imagesetters typically print at 1270 or 2540 dpi. See screen resolution.
(2) A large amount of information on screen. This is technically "screen resolution." For example, a 1600x1200 screen resolution shows more information than 800x600. 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, DVD-Audio and SACD.