tearing

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tearing

  1. Present participle of tear.

Adjective[edit]

tearing

  1. very hasty
    a tearing hurry

Noun[edit]

tearing (usually uncountable, plural tearings)

  1. The act by which something is torn; a laceration.
  2. (computer graphics) Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.
    • 2003, David P. Luebke, Level of detail for 3D graphics (page 303)
      Even in this case, tearing still results if the swap occurs in the middle of a refresh cycle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tearing (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

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