Definition of overscan in English:

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overscan

Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌskan/

noun

The facility on some computer screens or televisions to adjust the picture size so that objects appear bigger but the edges of the picture are lost.
Example sentences
  • If you view on a standard television or you can adjust your overscan this may not be an issue, but for those without the capability it will be frustrating.
  • I have read reports that you can still see the missing picture if you adjust the overscan on your TV, but for the rest of us, this is intolerable.
  • The image has been window-boxed to ensure a presentation uncompromised by video overscan.

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Syllabification: o·ver·scan

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