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tearing

In a video game, the appearance of horizontal sections of the screen momentarily offset from each other when two sequential frames are rendered in the same refresh cycle. See vertical sync.


Screen Tearing
This simulated and exaggerated example, shows how tearing appears on screen when two frames are rendered in the same monitor refresh cycle.

tearing

A defect in the surface of porcelain enamel, characterized by crackle or short breaks which have been healed.