Word Test 213

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 03/24/06

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

The generally agreed upon definition of this programming is approximately twice the vertical and horizontal picture resolution of today's NTSC TV (analog), which essentially makes the picture twice as sharp. This format also has a screen ratio of 16:9 as compared with most of today's TV screens, which have a screen ratio of 4:3.

Congress has set a date in February 2009 on which analog "over-the-air" broadcasts must cease. Although most broadcasts by this date should be available in _______, over the air must be in Digital format and Cable and Satellite companies can still broadcast analog and SDTV.

A TV or Monitor/TV that requires a satellite receiver or cable box.

Many of the TV monitors sold today tend to be _______ and will require a receiver or cable box to receive HD programming.

This type of TV is able to receive HD programming without hooking up a satellite receiver or cable box.

When buying a TV today, it's best to purchase one with _______, to avoid needing to purchase more equipment and having extra cables to hook up.

A television or monitor that has thousands of small light sources at the rear of the display. This technology has been used for computer monitors and typically only displays video signals in a progressive scan format. These monitors do not use phosphors and are not susceptable to screen burn.

_______ TV Monitors are not susceptible to screen burn as are other types of technologies.

A microdisplay technology invented by Texas Instruments. Based on a digital micromirror device (DMD), a chip with millions of hinged, microscopic mirrors attached, each of which corresponds to a single pixel in the projected image. Red, green, and blue light filtered through a color wheel is directed alternately onto the DMD, which switches on and off up to 5,000 times a second. The reflected light is directed through a lens and onto a screen, creating an image. High-end HDTV projectors use a three-chip solution, with separate DMD's for green, red, and blue, and forego the color wheel.

_______ technology is used on most computer projectors today and has a very good track record.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."