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widescreen (plural widescreens)
- (often attributive) A screen with a wider aspect ratio than the ordinary 35-millimeter frame, making more effective use of the human field of view and producing a more immersive view experience.
screen with a wider than normal aspect ratio
widescreen (not comparable)
- (film) Filmed in a greater aspect ratio than the 1.33:1 or 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
- (of a motion picture) Presented in the original aspect ratio; presented in letterbox orientation.
filmed in a greater aspect ratio