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aliasing

[ey-lee-uh-sing] /ˈeɪ li ə sɪŋ/
noun
1.
a jagged, stairstep effect on curved or diagonal lines that are reproduced in low resolution, as on a computer printout or display.
Also called jaggies.
Compare antialiasing.
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aliasing

/ˈeɪlɪəsɪŋ/
noun
1.
(radio, television) the error in a vision or sound signal arising from limitations in the system that generates or processes the signal
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aliasing
  (ā'lē-ə-sĭng)   
  1. Jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines in computer graphics caused by limited or diminished screen resolution. Compare antialiasing.

  2. Distortion in a reproduced sound wave caused by a low sampling rate during the recording of the sound signal as digital information.


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