shadowing ⇝

aliasing

1.   (jargon)   When several different identifiers refer to the same object. The term is very general and is used in many contexts.

See alias, aliasing bug, anti-aliasing.

2.   (hardware)   (Or "shadowing") Where a hardware device responds at multiple addresses because it only decodes a subset of the address lines, so different values on the other lines are ignored.

Last updated: 1998-03-13


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