from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The appearance of jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines in computer graphics because the resolution is limited or diminished.
  • n. The static distortion in digital sound caused by a low sampling rate.

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  • v. Present participle of alias.
  • n. Distortion caused by a low sampling rate, as Moire effect or stair-stepped edges.


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  • Remember that aliasing occurs when we resample a signal containing frequencies above the

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  • However, when the sampling frequency is reduced (Figure 3 (c) and Figure 3 (d)), some information (frequencies) present in the original analog image are missed in the translation from analog to digital, and a phenomenon commonly referred to as aliasing begins to develop.


  • In digital signal processing, anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing the distortion artifacts known as aliasing when representing a high-resolution signal at a lower resolution.

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  • And, in the case of this New York Times iPhone app, it's clear that Apple didn't do much in the way of fixing "aliasing," that jaggy stair-step effect that occurs along diagonal straight edges when you enlarge text.

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