anti-aliasing

noun
an·​ti-ali·​as·​ing | \ ˌan-tē-ˈā-lē-ə-siŋ, -ˈāl-yə-, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-aliasing (audio) \
variants: or antialiasing

Definition of anti-aliasing

: a procedure used in digital graphics processing for smoothing lines and removing visual distortions

First Known Use of anti-aliasing

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-aliasing

anti- + alias entry 2 (in sense "spurious frequency generated during digital processing of an image") + -ing entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best digital cameras of 2021.

Learn More About anti-aliasing

Time Traveler for anti-aliasing

Time Traveler

The first known use of anti-aliasing was in 1978

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near anti-aliasing

anti-alcoholism

anti-aliasing

anti-alien

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for anti-aliasing

Cite this Entry

“Anti-aliasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-aliasing. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!