antialiasing

[ an-tee-ey-lee-uh-sing, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn tiˈeɪ li ə sɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ‐ /

noun

a technique for smoothing out jagged lines in graphical computer output.

Nearby words

  1. antiadrenergic,
  2. antiagglutinin,
  3. antiaging,
  4. antiaircraft,
  5. antialcoholism,
  6. antiallergenic,
  7. antiallergic,
  8. antianaphylaxis,
  9. antiandrogen,
  10. antianemic

Compare aliasing.

Origin of antialiasing

1990–95

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Science definitions for anti-aliasing

antialiasing

[ ăn′tē-ālē-ə-sĭng, ăn′tī- ]

In computer graphics, a software process for removing or reducing the jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines so that the lines appear smooth or smoother.
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