re·​draw (ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯ How to pronounce redraw (audio)
redrew (ˌ)rē-ˈdrü How to pronounce redraw (audio) ; redrawn (ˌ)rē-ˈdrȯn How to pronounce redraw (audio) ; redrawing; redraws
transitive : to draw (something) again
redraw a map/plan
Wars redrew the boundaries of the nation.
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
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
redraw noun
plural redraws
Screen redraws never lagged or stuttered, and the hardware seemed well-equipped to handle the OS's requirements. Jon Phillips

Examples of redraw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Biden sought to rally the world on Tuesday to stick with Ukraine and warned against appeasing Moscow in a way that would reward its aggression and encourage the further use of force to redraw the global map. Peter Baker, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 New York’s Court of Appeals is slated to hear arguments on Nov. 15 in Buffalo, and the state legislature has until approximately Feb. 1 to finalize new districts if it is permitted to redraw the congressional maps. Peter Cordi, Washington Examiner, 19 Sep. 2023 The state was forced to redraw the map after a Supreme Court ruling in June struck down its previous attempt in a ruling that surprisingly reaffirmed the landmark Voting Rights Act, enacted to protect the rights of minority voters. Laura Jarrett, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 The high court ordered Alabama to redraw the map to include at least two majority-Black districts. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 States must redraw their state legislative and congressional district lines every 10 years to reflect population shifts revealed in the decennial census. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 Alabama was forced to redraw its congressional map after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a surprising move in June, upheld the panel’s findings. John Sharp |, al, 16 Aug. 2023 The court will appoint a special master to redraw the lines, pending appeal. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 6 Sep. 2023 In Alabama and Louisiana, Republican efforts to redraw political boundaries have faced legal obstacles and increased the likelihood of redrawing districts to create more Black congressional districts. Melissa Noel, Essence, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of redraw was in 1671

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“Redraw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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