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Meaning of ALIASING

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.
 

 

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