interlace

EnglishEdit

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Monitor using interlaced scanning technique: First the odd lines (blue) and then the even lines (yellow) of an image are displayed.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English entrelacen, from Anglo-Norman entrelacer, from Old French inter- + lacer (weave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈin.tɚ.leɪs/, /ˌin.tɚˈleɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs

NounEdit

interlace (countable and uncountable, plural interlaces)

  1. (visual arts) A decorative element found especially in early medieval art
    Hiberno-Saxon interlace patterns
  2. (electronics) A technique of improving the picture quality of a video signal primarily on CRT devices without consuming extra bandwidth.

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VerbEdit

interlace (third-person singular simple present interlaces, present participle interlacing, simple past and past participle interlaced)

  1. (transitive) To cross one with another.
    Synonyms: interthread, intertwine, interweave
    to interlace wires
  2. To mingle; to blend.
  3. (intransitive) To cross one another as if woven together; to intertwine; to blend intricately.
    interlacing branches

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ReferencesEdit

  • interlace in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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