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wide screen

Typically refers to a TV or computer screen that has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is wider than the screens commonly used before the turn of the century. See 16:9.
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The new 24-inch wide screen format monitor delivers incredible colors, and a sensational viewing experience.
He had asked Dr Brian O'Brien of the American Optical Company to create a wide screen process in which ``everything comes out of one hole''.
Reminiscent of the cinerama three-screen movie screens of yesteryear, you can use the monitors together to create the effect of one wide screen, or separately to display two or three different screens.
For starters, Michelle seems to be getting bigger by the week, so much so that if she gets to the final, only those with wide screen televisions will be able to watch.
On the other hand, seeing a poorly lit, grainy copy of Minority Report or The Sum of All Fears might prompt you to go out to the theater and pay for the wide screen special effects and THX sound system.
It can handle just about any screen size, from normal television to wide screen cinema to computer desktop display.
Philips CE's market share scales over 25 per cent in strength areas, such as the wide screen television market, but dips to about ten per cent in other categories.
Providing nearly 2.5 times the screening capacity of the machines that they replaced, the MA 100 screeners feature a long stroke, gyratory screening motion, combined with a very wide screen surface.
When you get on a simulator ride, you see a wide screen that covers nearly your entire field of view.
The use of a wide screen monitor is another solution to the alliance dilemma, allowing more room for flight information display.
By comparison to the wide screen proposed for the Centre Pompidou for example, this Montreal screen is modest - yet real.
For TV viewing, Sacha predicts a rapid rise in the popularity of wide screen and home cinema formats as prices come down and more programmes are broadcast in the new wide format.