[ an-tee-ey-lee-uh-sing, an-tahy‐ ]

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

Origin of antialiasing

First recorded in 1990–95; anti- + aliasing

Words Nearby antialiasing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for antialiasing


[ ăn′tē-ālē-ə-sĭng, ăn′tī- ]

  1. 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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