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1A monophonic recording.
- ‘The soundtrack is the original mono, and has the basic problems of such older tracks.’
- ‘The disc has two soundtrack options: the original mono and a new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track.’
- ‘Perhaps I should say I wish it sounded like the original mono.’
- ‘For the audio track, you have the original mono, which is wholly unremarkable and a bit tinny.’
- ‘The stereo mix is pretty much indistinguishable from the mono.’
- ‘The 5.1 track still retains some of the lo-fi hollowness of the original mono, but is overall an excellent mix.’
- ‘The audio is a standard mono, with no hiss except at high volumes, and does its job satisfactorily.’
- ‘The audio is the original mono and again it's quite sufficient for the quality of the film.’
- ‘While the original mono has been beefed up to a Stereo Surround offering, the real treat is the multi-speaker spectacle.’
- ‘On the audio front, there's significant distortion from the source, and the thin mono is typical of Japanese films of the period.’
- ‘Audio is a two-channel mix of the original mono, and it has the flat dynamic range typical of Japanese sources of the period.’
- ‘For the mono, we tried to stereo-ize it by splitting the equalization into different speakers to get more of a stereo feel.’
- ‘On this track, the stereo is but marginally better than the mono.’
- ‘The audio is a 5.1 remix of the original mono, and worthy of congratulations for Paramount.’
- ‘The latter is a noticeable improvement over the original mono.’
- ‘The image is reasonably clear and bright, if slightly soft, and the soundtrack is a no-nonsense mono that is free of any artifacts.’
- ‘The sound is the original mono, but was very clear without hiss or distortion.’
- ‘The audio is the original mono and so is rather uninspiring for this type of action material.’
- ‘Both have severe range limitations, but the mono is cleaner and not as muddled as the stereo.’
- 1.1 Monophonic reproduction.
- ‘They were originally recorded in mono, and reprocessed for stereo.’
- ‘The unit can connect to any video source that has composite video and stereo audio RCA jacks, though the encoded audio is limited to mono.’
- ‘For those who think there is no difference between mono and stereo should really buy a headphone adapter - the difference is quite incredible.’
- ‘The sound is delivered in Dolby Digital mono and does the job fine.’
- ‘The audio is presented in mono and sounds as it should, with virtually no background hiss of any kind.’
- ‘Purists will be happy to know the original mono track was remastered into two-channel Dolby Digital mono.’
- ‘English audio is provided in both 2-channel mono and a new stereo mix.’
- ‘Many of these matches were recorded in mono originally but the Dolby Digital 2.0 surround mix is more appropriate actually.’
- ‘The disc's audio is in mono as mastered from a digitally restored 35 mm magnetic track and is in very good shape.’
- ‘I gave the audio an 80 because it is in mono, and not totally distinct.’
- ‘When the Beatles recorded these songs, it was either in simple two-channel stereo or single channel mono.’
- ‘It will also handle WMA and MP3 audio files, but audio recording is limited to mono - there's a built-in microphone for voice memos.’
- ‘In addition, the audio output is available in mono only, which will disappoint those with quality speakers attached to their PC.’
- ‘The Capitol rereleases will feature two takes of each song: first in stereo, then in mono.’
- ‘All forty episodes are presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 mono and results are, again, very uneven.’
- ‘Dolby Digital 2.0 mono is utilized for both English and French sound tracks.’
- ‘For auditory, is the sound close or far away; high or low pitch; clear or muffled; balanced in mono or stereo?’
- ‘The audio, as per the usual, is in mono, and sounds free of distortion.’
- ‘Presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, there are several imperfections.’
- ‘It's flat and hollow at times, but why would anyone expect more from an old show originally recorded in mono?’
2A monochrome picture.
- 2.1 Monochrome reproduction.
- ‘The Dolby Digital 1.0 mono sounds much better than the 2.0 faux stereo that carries an unwanted echoic effect.’
- 2.1 Monochrome reproduction.
3North Americanshort for infectious mononucleosis
- ‘People who acquire the virus during childhood are carriers and can pass it on to others, even though they do not exhibit any symptoms of mono.’
- ‘He or she might want to test you for other sicknesses that are like mono.’
- ‘The most common symptoms of mono include sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue.’
- ‘They will help only if your child has a bacterial infection along with her mono, such as strep throat.’
- ‘Because mono is caused by a virus, antibiotics such as penicillin won't help unless the child has a secondary infection like strep bacteria.’
- ‘Sometimes fatigue from mono may persist for a few months, and in this case, any kind of vigorous activity or exercise should be avoided.’
- ‘Felicity and David's relationship burgeons, despite Meghan giving her mono.’
- ‘She had strep throat, too, which often coexists with infectious mono for some reason.’
- ‘Occasionally mono can cause complications.’
- ‘Any child with an enlarged spleen from infectious mono should be examined by the child's doctor for medical approval before returning to contact sports.’
4North Americanshort for monofilament
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