aspect ratio

Definitions

Aviation

Cars & Driving

  • noun the ratio between the height and the width (e.g. of a tyre)

Computing

  • noun the ratio of the width to the height of pixel shapes

Construction

  • In any configuration, the ratio of the long dimension to the short dimension.
  • The ratio of the width of a duct to its height.

Electronics

  • In a video image, the ratio of the width to the height. For example, in an HDTV, the value is usually 16:9, that is, 1.78:1.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the ratio of the width to the height of an illustration, used especially in computer graphics.

Media Studies

  • noun the ratio between the width and height of an image on-screen, such as 4:3, which is the usual television screen size, or 16:9, which is wide screen
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