(1) A large amount of information per square inch on a display screen or printed form. Measured in dots per inch (dpi), the more dpi, the higher the resolution and quality. Monitors (both CRTs and flat panels) are in the 70-120 dpi range whereas printers are in the 300-1200 dpi range. Imagesetters typically print at 1270 or 2540 dpi. See resolution.
(2) A large amount of information on screen. This is technically "screen resolution." For example, a 1600x1200 screen resolution shows more information than 800x600. See PC display modes and resolution.
(3) A large amount of information stored per second in a digital audio recording. Measured in samples per second as well as the size of each sample, the more of either one or both, the higher the quality. See sampling, DVD-Audio and SACD.
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