From Latin alias (“at another time; in post-Augustan period, at another time or place, elsewhere, under other circumstances, otherwise”), feminine accusative plural of alius (“other”). See else and alien.
alias (not comparable)
- Otherwise; at another time; in other circumstances; otherwise called.
- (law) Used to connect the different names of a person who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
alias (plural aliases)
- Another name; an assumed name.
- (law) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
- (computing) An abbreviation that replaces a string of commands and thereby reduces typing when performing routine actions or tasks.
- (signal processing) An spurious signal generated as a technological artifact.
- (another name): pseudonym
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- (computing) To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.
- (signal processing, of two signals) to become indistinguishable
1989, Ken C. Pohlmann, The compact disc: a handbook of theory and use, page 22:
- When the signal frequency reaches half the sampling frequency, there are only two samples per cycle, which is the absolute minimum needed to record a waveform. A higher frequency would cause the digitization system to alias.
1999, Carlo Bartolozzi; Riccardo Lencioni, Liver malignancies: diagnostic and interventional radiology, page 59:
- Finally, as it is a frequency detection technique, color Doppler US has the potential to alias
2005, James Bao-yen Tsui, Fundamentals of global positioning system receivers, page 106:
- This technique can be used to alias the L1 and L2 bands of the GPS into the baseband
- Noah Webster (1913), “alias”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “alias”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
alias m (plural alias)