redraw

verb
re·draw | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯ \
redrew\(ˌ)rē-ˈdrü \; redrawn\(ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯn \; redrawing; redraws

Definition of redraw 

1 transitive : to draw (something) again redraw a map/plan Wars redrew the boundaries of the nation.

2a transitive : to project an image on (a display screen) again The refresh rate is measured in Hertz, which translates to the number of times the screen is redrawn in one second. —Jackie Fox

b intransitive : to become refreshed (see refresh sense 5) used of a display screen or the visual information it presents … the number of times the screen redraws per second will adjust based on the needs of the app—moment-to-moment. —Lance Ulanoff

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redraw \ˈrē-ˌdrȯ \ noun plural redraws
Screen redraws never lagged or stuttered, and the hardware seemed well-equipped to handle the OS's requirements. —Jon Phillips

First Known Use of redraw

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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