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

  • n. A scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.

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  • n. A scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.
  • n. A bitmap image, consisting of a grid of pixels, stored as a sequence of lines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the rectangular formation of parallel scanning lines that guide the electron beam on a television screen or a computer monitor

Etymologies

German, from Latin rāstrum, rake (from the resemblance of the parallel lines to a rake's path); see rēd- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Also refers to bitmapped images that have a finite size.
    Vector images are infinitely scaleable.

    April 14, 2009

  • In Slovene: printmaking screen, hatching

    April 14, 2009