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antialiasing

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

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

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Origin of antialiasing

First recorded in 1990–95; anti- + aliasing
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Scientific definitions for antialiasing

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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