redraw

verb re·draw \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of redraw

redrew play \(ˌ)rē-ˈdrü\; redrawn play \(ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯn\; redrawing; redraws
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to draw (something) again
  • redraw a map/plan
  • Wars redrew the boundaries of the nation.
2 a T : 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 I : to become refreshed (see refresh 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

redraw

play \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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