vector display

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vector display

An early display terminal that drew lines (vectors) on the screen rather than pixels. Also called "stroke writers," vector displays were used in the early days of computer-aided design (CAD) but soon gave way entirely to raster displays. See raster display.
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His style, in contrast to Harold Ross and William Shawn of The New Yorker, was not so much to indulge and stroke writers as to challenge them.