Encyclopedia > Resolution

  Article Content


In telecommunication, the term resolution has the following meanings:

1. The minimum difference between two discrete values that can be distinguished by a measuring device.

Note: High resolution does not necessarily imply high accuracy.

2. The degree of precision to which a quantity can be measured or determined.

3. A measurement of the smallest detail that can be distinguished by a sensor system under specific conditions.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188 and from the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

In terms of computer displays, resolution means the number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen. Common resolutions are 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Holtsville, New York

... For every 100 females there are 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.9 males. The median income for a household in the town is $68,544, and ...

This page was created in 23.7 ms