Pan And Scan

Technology / Television (TV) / Pan And Scan: A method used to crop the picture frame of the original source material produced in a 'wide-screen' format, (any format wider than NTSC-analog's 4:3 aspect ratio) so it will fit a conventional (4:3) TV set. By 'panning' the focus is kept 'centered' on the original image, in such a way as to follow the on-screen action. This can mean loss of critical detail, resulting in the scene being viewed entirely different from what the director intended.

Other Words for Pan

Pan Noun Synonyms: face, visage, mien, facade, kisser, mug, puss
Pan Verb Synonyms: saucepan, frying-pan, skillet, pot, casserole, spider
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Other Words for Scan

Scan Adjective Synonyms: study, pore over, examine, investigate, scrutinize, inspect, delve into, research, explore (in depth), sweep, con
Scan Verb Synonyms: glance at or through, look over, skim, read over, flip or thumb or leaf through
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Plug and Play (PnP)

Technology / Computers / Plug and Play (PnP): A technology developed by Microsoft and Intel that supports plug-and-play installation. PnP is built into the Windows 95 operating system, but to use it, the computer's BIOS and expansion boards must MORE

Plug And Play

Technology / Television (TV) / Plug And Play: A security card or cable card you get from a cable operator that decrypts scrambled cable signals on the sets. It replaced set-top boxes, and is an aspect of digital television. MORE

Plank (Chaturanga Dandasana)

Health / Yoga / Plank (Chaturanga Dandasana): A lying pose. Lie straight upside down. Bend elbows and place your palms on the floor at either side of your chest. Raise your body weight off the floor by pushing up with your palms and toes. MORE

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