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hi-fi

Informal
1. 
a. short for high fidelity
b. (as modifier): hi-fi equipment
2. a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment

hi-fi

[′hī′fī]
(engineering acoustics)

hi-fi

(HIgh-FIdelity) Generally refers to stereo systems and the audio side of home theater systems. The term originated back in the 1950s as audio equipment began to reproduce sound that was more realistic. Contrast with lo-fi. See stereo system and home theater.
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at an ungodly hour and they can turn off your hi-fi at will out of the increasing desire for smart-home technology and still includes those original features.
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We've already given away DVD players, TVs, Hi-Fis and loads and loads of cash
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Generous members of the public have donated everything from suites, sofas, chairs, dining sets, beds and wardrobes plus electrical items including TVs, Hi-Fis, washing machines, fridges and dishwashers.
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