vector graphics

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a system of drawing objects using curves and lines.

Electronics

  • Images which are represented in the form of equations and graphics primitives. Used, for instance, in CAD and drawing programs. This contrasts with bitmap graphics, in which data structures composed of rows and columns of bits serve to represent the information of an image. vector graphics are more flexible and are manipulated with greater ease than bitmap graphics, in addition to requiring less memory. Also called object oriented graphics.

Publishing

  • noun a computer drawing system that uses line length and direction from an origin to plot lines and so build up an image rather than a description of each pixel, as in a bit map
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