low-resolution love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to an image that lacks fine detail.
  • adj. Computer Science Of or relating to an output device, such as a printer, whose images do not contain a large number of dots per unit of area and therefore lack sharpness.
  • adj. Computer Science Of or relating to a raster-based image that does not contain a large number of pixels per unit of area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. producing images that are not sharply defined; -- of optical instruments or image display devices. Opposite of high-resolution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of computer output devices; producing images that are not sharply defined


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  • Although the Bay Area document is vague on details, low-resolution maps show proposed locations for the initiatives.

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  • Americans huddled around their computer screens to watch low-resolution video on the al-Jazeera site or saw the video replayed on American networks, because other than a few pockets across the U.S., including Ohio, Vermont, and Washington D.C., American cable carriers don't offer viewers the choice of al-Jazeera.

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  • The aviation experts say there is a limit to what more they can tell about the J-20's capabilities — especially its radar-evading technology — from the low-resolution images, which mostly appear to have been shot from the edge of the institute's airfield.

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  • The NLM brought you a few low-resolution photos, but, the folks at St. John Cantius recently informed the NLM that the entire video of the Mass is now available online here: Video of Pontifical Solemn High Mass - Solemn Feast of the Most Precious Blood

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  • He continued working, with a paintbrush taped to his wrist, but his signature detail-laden, large-scale works became impossible to complete and Mr. Close adopted a new aesthetic for his portraits that resembled low-resolution, pixelated images.

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  • Internet videoconferencing has been around for a few years, but the calls typically are characterized by jerky, low-resolution video.

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  • We had to strain to make out their grainy faces in the low-resolution project, and strain also to understand their heavily accented English but it moved me nearly to tears to hear the hope in their voices, see the commitment and kindness in their faces.

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  • We believe that the limited use of small, low-resolution images of logos for certain identification purposes that are not competitive with the rights-holder qualify as fair use under United States copyright law.

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  • I started to scroll past low-resolution and blurry photos of people holding mostly hand-written letters in front of their faces, many of which reminded me of the vulnerable and specific honesty on PostSecret.

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  • Smaller ones might not even show up on low-resolution satellite images.

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