Definition of hi-res in English:

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hi-res

Pronunciation: /hīˈrez/
(also high-res)

adjective

informal
(Of a display or a photographic or video image) showing a large amount of detail.
Example sentences
  • Print out a high-res image of the famous person, tear up the pieces, and then glue it onto your paper mache molded mask.
  • Since most people in graphic arts now have fast internet access, I want to move into high-res images which may be potentially publishable.
  • There are high-res pictures of the 1.5GHz Palamino at the tecChannel site.

Origin

1960s: short for high-resolution.

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Syllabification: hi-res

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