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hi(gh) vis

1. noun Clothing, especially a vest or jacket, made from highly reflective materials or containing bright, vivid colors. A shortening of "high visibility (clothing)." Sometimes hyphenated. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. There are no street lamps along that road, so I always carry a torch and wear my hi vis when I go walking along it at night. Take a couple high-vises with you and make sure everyone on the crew is wearing one.
2. adjective Of, containing, or made of such highly visible materials or colors. Usually hyphenated and used before a noun. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Please make sure you wear your high-vis vest when you ride your bicycle in the dark! All workers are required to wear hi-vis helmets and jackets while on site.
See also: vi

hi(gh) viz

1. noun Clothing, especially a vest or jacket, made from highly reflective materials or containing bright, vivid colors. A variant of "hi(gh) vis," itself a shortening of "high visibility (clothing)." Sometimes hyphenated. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. There are no street lamps along that road, so I always carry a torch and wear my hi viz when I go walking along it at night. Take a couple high-vizes with you and make sure everyone on the crew is wearing one.
2. adjective Of, containing, or made of such highly visible materials or colors. Usually hyphenated and used before a noun. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Please make sure you wear your high-viz vest when you ride your bicycle in the dark! All workers are required to wear hi-viz helmets and jackets while on site.
See also: viz

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."

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

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