Definition of burn-in in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbərnin/


1Damage to a computer or television screen, caused by being left on too long.
Example sentences
  • In the past, plasma displays have had issues with image burn-in from static images left on the screen for long periods of time.
  • We strongly recommend that you leave the MemoryFrame in slide show mode because the user manual specifically warns about the possibility of burn-in if images aren't being cycled.
  • Modern CRT direct view, CRT rear projectors, and plasma displays can suffer from burn-in.
1.1A reliability test in which a device is switched on for a long time.
Example sentences
  • The first 500,000 cycles were used as burn-in time.
  • We used default values for burn-in, sampling and thinning.
  • All the data sets appeared to have passed burn-in and were mixing well (data not shown).

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Syllabification: burn-in

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