headroom headroom  /ˈhɛd ˌrum/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
  2. (n) the capacity of a system to reproduce loud sounds without distortion

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To provide the necessary headroom, Buick tried raising the roof, but that made the car appear top heavy.
  2. Justly praised for his film work in Altered States and Eyewitness, Hurt has scant headroom in this bombette of a play to do more than parade his grand good looks.
  3. But the Treasury is considering a new 30-year bond issue for cash as soon as it gets headroom by redeeming corporate tax certificates in March.

News

  • Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs

    crookedvulture writes "With its Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, Intel allowed standard Core i5 and i7 CPUs to be overclocked by up to 400MHz using Turbo multipliers. Reaching for higher speeds required pricier K-series chips, but everyone got access to a little "free" clock headroom. Haswell isn't quite so accommodating. Intel has disabled limited multiplier control for non-K CPUs ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  1. "It adds to the cost of one part of the motor vehicle universe and inevitably the price of other vehicles will move up, because that will give them a bit of headroom," Mr Turnbull told ABC TV. "So all cars in Australia will be more expensive...
    on May 10, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "We think there is some headroom for us to fund some of the initiatives that will undoubtedly come out from the employment summit tomorrow," Mr Key said.
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: John Key Source: guide2.co.nz

  3. "There is headroom in this economy for further noninflationary growth and that should create jobs," said Henry McKinnell, chief executive of Pfizer Inc. and chairman of the Business Roundtable, during a conference call with reporters....
    on Mar 3, 2004 By: Hank McKinnell Source: Bloomberg

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