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  1. Digital Technology.

    • the synthesis of discrete digital components into a final graphic output: With hardware acceleration, the browser should also be able to handle full-screen rendering to play videos in cinema view.The new modeling tool offers state-of-the-art rendering and simulation of hair in gameplay and in cinematics.

    • the execution of loading and displaying objects, textures, geometry, lighting, etc., in a video game: Players complained that slow rendering caused an “invisible enemies glitch” on older consoles.

  2. an act or instance of interpretation, rendition, or depiction, as of a dramatic part or a musical composition: Many critics praised the modern band’s renderings of Gregorian chants on their second album.

  1. a translation: This rendering of Dante’s text was devoid of the necessary cultural context, and fell far short of other translations.

  2. a representation of a building, interior, etc., executed in perspective and usually done for purposes of presentation.

  3. an official finding or a judgment, as one formally pronounced by a court: One must follow the new constitution without considering any legal renderings of the past.

  4. Usually ren·der·ings .Cooking. fat extracted from a rendered piece of beef, pork, sausage, etc.: Toss the greens in a skillet with a spoonful of heated bacon renderings and some crumbled bacon for less than a minute.

  5. Building Trades. render1 (def. 24).

Origin of rendering

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (gerund); render1 + -ing1

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How to use rendering in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rendering


/ (ˈrɛndərɪŋ) /

  1. the act or an instance of performing a play, piece of music, etc

  2. a translation of a text from a foreign language

  1. Also called: rendering coat, render a coat of plaster or cement mortar applied to a surface

  2. a perspective drawing showing an architect's idea of a finished building, interior, etc

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