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raster

a pattern of horizontal scanning lines traced by an electron beam, esp on a television screen

raster

[′ras·tər]
(electronics)
A predetermined pattern of scanning lines that provides substantially uniform coverage of an area; in television the raster is seen as closely spaced parallel lines, most evident when there is no picture.

raster

(hardware)
The area of a video display that is covered by sweeping the electron beam of the display in a series of horizontal lines from top to bottom. The beam then returns to the top during the vertical flyback interval.

See also CRT, frame buffer.

raster

The horizontal lines (scan lines) displayed on a TV or computer monitor. This is the origin of the term "raster graphics," which is the major category that all bitmapped images and video frames fall into (GIF, JPEG, MPEG, etc.). See raster scan, raster display, analog video and bitmapped graphics.
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