- (written as high resolution)A level of displayed resolution that amply exceeds a given standard or typical level. A laser printer featuring high-resolution, for instance, may have a 2400 × 2400 dpi resolution, which can faithfully reproduce intricate detail to help images appear more realistic. A high-resolution monitor, for instance, may have a resolution of well over 1000 × 1000 pixels. Also, a technology utilized to obtain and present such a resolution. As technology progresses, what is considered high resolution is continually improved. Its abbreviation is hi-res.