Widescreen meaning

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Of or relating to a display screen or an image with a width-to-height ratio greater than 4:3 and a typical ratio of 16:9.
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Designating or of a film made for projection on a screen much wider than it is high: usually from a ratio of 1.66 to 1 up to 2.55 to 1
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Designating, of, or designed for a similar format for video, with a ratio of 1.78 to 1 or more.

A widescreen TV set.

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A format using a widescreen ratio, as for presenting films in video format or high-definition TV.
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A screen with a wider aspect ratio than the ordinary 35-millimeter frame, making more effective use of the human field of view and producing a more immersive view experience.
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(film) Filmed in a greater aspect ratio than the 1.33:1 or 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
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(of a motion picture) Presented in the original aspect ratio; presented in letterbox orientation.
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