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How do I say "1280 × 800" in English? I'm not sure how to pronounce the "×" between the numbers. I'm talking about screen resolutions.

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I believe most people say by for "×", as in twelve-eighty by eight hundred.

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The same pronunciation is used the the phrases 4x4 (four by four - a vehicle with power to all four wheels) and 2x4 (two by four - lumber with a nominal dimension of two by four inches). –  Wayne Johnston Mar 24 '12 at 2:18
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This is justice. –  Robusto Dec 17 '13 at 15:11

Note that it is also common to refer to screen resolutions as for example WXGA (which corresponds to 1280×800).

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protected by RegDwigнt Mar 23 '12 at 15:10

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