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bitblt


bitblt


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bitblt  /bit'blit/  n.  [from  {BLT},  q.v.]  1.  [common]  Any  of  a 
  family  of  closely  related  algorithms  for  moving  and  copying  rectangles 
  of  bits  between  main  and  display  memory  on  a  bit-mapped  device,  or 
  between  two  areas  of  either  main  or  display  memory  (the  requirement  to 
  do  the  {Right  Thing}  in  the  case  of  overlapping  source  and  destination 
  rectangles  is  what  makes  BitBlt  tricky).  2.  Synonym  for  {blit}  or  {BLT}. 
  Both  uses  are  borderline  techspeak 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bitblt 
 
  /bit'blit/  [{BLT}]  1.  Any  of  a  family  of  closely  related 
  algorithms  for  moving  and  copying  rectangles  of  bits  between 
  main  and  display  memory  on  a  {bit-mapped}  device,  or  between 
  two  areas  of  either  main  or  display  memory  (the  requirement  to 
  do  the  {Right  Thing}  in  the  case  of  overlapping  source  and 
  destination  rectangles  is  what  makes  BitBlt  tricky). 
 
  2.  {blit},  {BLT}. 
 
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