[ ey-lee-uh-sing ]
/ ˈeɪ li ə sɪŋ /
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a jagged, stairstep effect on curved or diagonal lines that are reproduced in low resolution, as on a computer printout or digital display.
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Also called jaggies.
Words nearby aliasing
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British Dictionary definitions for aliasing
/ (ˈeɪlɪəsɪŋ) /
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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Scientific definitions for aliasing
[ ā′lē-ə-sĭng ]
Jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines in computer graphics caused by limited or diminished screen resolution. Compare antialiasing.
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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