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aliasing

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

aliasing

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 in Science

aliasing

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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