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Meaning of ALIASING

Computing Dictionary

1. When several different identifiers refer to the same object. The term is very general and is used in many contexts.

See alias, aliasing bug, anti-aliasing.

2. (Or "shadowing") Where a hardware device responds at multiple addresses because it only decodes a subset of the address lines, so different values on the other lines are ignored.

Video Dictionary
 Definition: A form of image distortion caused by sampling frequencies being too low to faithfully reproduce image detail. (See Anti-aliasing.) Examples include: - Temporal aliasing - e.g., rotating wagon wheel spokes apparently reversing direction - Raster scan aliasing - e.g., twinkling or strobing effects on sharp horizontal lines - Stair-stepping - Stepped or jagged edges of angled lines, e.g., at the slanted edges of letters.