test pattern

test pattern
noun Date: circa 1946 a fixed picture broadcast by a television station to assist viewers in adjusting their receivers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • test pattern — Pattern Pat tern, n. [OE. patron, F. patron, a patron, also, a pattern. See {Patron}.] 1. Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Test pattern — may refer to: * An alternate (primarily North American) term for the test cards used in television broadcasting * Test Pattern (TV series), a Canadian game show * Test Pattern (album), an album by Sonia Dada …   Wikipedia

  • test pattern — test ,pattern noun count AMERICAN a pattern of lines and colors that you see on your television screen when there are no programs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • test pattern — n. a standard pattern of lines, colors, etc. broadcast by a TV station, used to evaluate or adjust individual TV receivers for image quality …   English World dictionary

  • test pattern — test′ pat tern n. rtv a geometric design used to test the quality of television transmission, often identifying the station • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Test Pattern — WikiV A chart especially prepared for checking overall performance of a television system. It contains various combinations of lines and geometric shapes. The camera is focused on the chart, and the pattern is viewed at the monitor for fidelity …   Audio and video glossary

  • test pattern — Television. a geometric design broadcast to receivers for testing the quality of transmission, often identifying the transmitting station and channel. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Test pattern — Испытательный эталон, контрольный образец …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • test pattern — TV Any of various combinations of converging lines, alignment marks, and gray scales appearing on screen to aid in video equipment adjustment for picture alignment, registration, and contrast. Often viewed on broadcast television in off air hours …   Audio and video glossary

  • test pattern — noun : a fixed picture broadcast by a television station to assist viewers in adjusting their receivers …   Useful english dictionary

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