blanking interval

noun

Definition of blanking interval 

: vertical blanking interval The information, which Antiope transmits through an unused part of the tv broadcast signal, called the blanking interval, is sent in coded form and visually displayed as the full picture on the screen.— Willie Schatz, Datamation, 1980

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