Definition of aliasing
: an error or distortion created in a digital image that usually appears as a jagged outline We commonly observe aliasing on television. This occurs when there is an insufficient magnification produced by the lens of a TV camera focused on periodic structures such as the pattern of pinstripes in an announcer's shirt, bricks in the wall of a house, or seats in an empty stadium. — Douglas B. Murphy, Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, 2001
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of aliasing
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up aliasing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).