Definitions

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  • adj. (motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height

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Examples

  • In the late 50s, one of my client/mentors was a fabulously wealthy Greek businessman, Nicholas Reisini, who purchased the Cinerama wide-screen movie company, which is why I came aboard.

    Jay Weston: Xandros -- Greek Food and Dancing in Beverly Hills

  • Perhaps if I invested in a wide-screen monitor I could afford to reserve some space, but then again I cannot think of any widgets I actually want to use!

    Desktop gadget and widget usage in Japan

  • The early wide-screen technologies, like CinemaScope and Cinerama, used huge screens to immerse the audience, and even with today's smaller multiplex screens, I can recover something like that sense of being snugly wrapped in the movie's world.

    The Fans in the Front Row

  • The screen proportion — known in home theater as its "aspect ratio" — is 21: 9, the standard wide-screen cinema format.

    Philips chooses Web for epic advertisement

  • I can't vouch for the merely wide-screen version that opens next week, but the action sequences shot in IMAX—one-quarter of the film opening today—lift this fourth installment of the near-venerable series from impressive action to spectacular abstraction.

    Stylish Spectacle Makes This 'Mission' Possible

  • June 11th, 2009 at 7: 20 am dj barber – Actually I pictured this story as a wide-screen movie theatre extravaganza, a spectacle of starry photography with surround sound, threatened towers just barely visible in the distance, under the clear Texas-like sky.

    A BEDTIME STORY FOR BREEZY • by Kevin Shamel

  • Imagine a large, wide-screen TV and your console (read keyboard) at your couch, remote and wireless.

    The Demise of the Printed Word « Colleen Anderson

  • This is reaffirmed two years later, where Gardner has begun to spot a trend, when he writes (emphasis mine): In fact, it seems to me that the percentage of really hard-core 'hard SF' has gone up sharply in recent years, as has the percentage of wide-screen, Technicolor, baroque Space Opera, stuff reminiscent of the old 'Superscience' days of the '30s, but written to suit the aesthetic and stylistic tastes of the' 90s.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Iraqis have access to computers, wide-screen televisions, air conditioners and other items that were in short supply when the country was under sanctions imposed by the United Nations.

    Iraq has doubled its electricity capacity

  • “Yeah,” Chuck said somberly as he looked up at the Celtics game on the wide-screen TV over our heads.

    Fun With Death at the Funeral Directors Convention

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