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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hi-fi

[′hī′fī]
(engineering acoustics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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, home theater and hi-fi streaming.
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