aliasing

a

noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Physics]
[Telecommunications] the misidentification of a signal frequency, introducing distortion or error.

high-frequency sounds are prone to aliasing.
2.
[Computing] the use of aliases to designate files, commands, addresses, or other items.
3.
[Computing] the distortion of a reproduced image so that curved or inclined lines appear inappropriately jagged, caused by the mapping of a number of points to the same pixel.

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