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

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“Anti-aliasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-aliasing. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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