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In film and television, horizontal masking of the screen area with black bars across the top and bottom of the picture. Letterboxing preserves the widescreen composition of feature films when they are shown on television: for example when a film with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 is shown on a 16:9 (1.78:1) screen. See alsoaspect ratio; aspect ratio conversion.

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