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blitter

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blit +‎ -er

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blitter (plural blitters)

  1. (computing) A software or hardware mechanism that blits.
    • 1986, InfoWorld (volume 8, number 49, 8 December 1986, page 46)
      Not only is the Amiga blitter fully integrated with and supported by the system as a whole, it also has access to its own direct memory channel []
    • 2002, André LaMothe, Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus, page 315:
      Using the hardware blitter to move bitmaps from VRAM to VRAM is much faster than moving them from system memory to VRAM.

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