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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-aliasing was in 1978

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-aliasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-aliasing. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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