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high-res

1. Having a high density of pixels or dots that compose an image, resulting in excellent image quality. Short for "high resolution." Sometimes styled as "hi-res." I remember how impressed we were when our crappy little flip-screen phones started coming with built-in cameras, but the pictures those things took look positively ancient compared to the high-res pictures modern smartphones are capable of producing. The defendant's legal team successfully argued that only a high-res image could be used to reliably identify place him at the scene of the crime without a shadow of a doubt.
2. slang By extension, satisfactory or good. A: "Was the performance really hi-res?" B: "Nah, I wasn't impressed."

low-res

Having a low density of pixels or dots that compose an image, resulting in a poor, unclear image quality. Short for "low resolution"; sometimes styled as "lo-res." I remember how impressed we were when our crappy little flip-screen phones started coming with built-in cameras, but the low-res pictures those things took look positively ancient compared to the brilliant pictures modern smartphones are capable of producing. The defendant's legal team successfully argued that such a low-res image could not be used to reliably identify place him at the scene of the crime without a shadow of a doubt.

res

A shortening of "resolution," used especially in the compounds "hi(gh)-res" (high resolution) and "lo(w)-res" (low resolution). Unfortunately all of the hi-res images were on a different hard drive. Trying to watch the movie on this low-res screen is really unpleasant.

res ipsa loquitur

From Latin, literally "the thing speaks for itself," a doctrine in tort law by which the nature of an accident or injury can be used to infer negligence by a defendant, even in the absence of direct evidence. The patient's malpractice claim against the surgeon was upheld on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, seeing as there was no way for a sponge to get inside of the patient's chest cavity otherwise. Though no one witnessed the wooden beams falling from the building and landing on the plaintiff, the building company was held liable under res ipsa loquitur.
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high-res

and hi-res (ˈhɑɪˈrɛz)
mod. good; satisfying. (From high-resolution, referring to the picture quality of a computer monitor. Compare this with low-res.) I sure feel hi-res today.

hi-res

verb

low-res

and lo-res (ˈloˈrɛz)
mod. poor; unpleasant. (From low resolution in a computer terminal. Compare this with high-res.) The party is lo-res. Let’s cruise.

lo-res

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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