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  1. immediate modenoun

    A mode in which the application is directly responsible for rendering graphics to the display, contrasting with retained mode.

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  1. Immediate mode

    Immediate mode rendering is a style for application programming interfaces of graphics libraries, in which client calls directly cause rendering of graphics objects to the display. It does not preclude the use of double-buffering. In contrast to retained mode, lists of objects to be rendered are not saved by the API library. Instead, the application must re-issue all drawing commands required to describe the entire scene each time a new frame is required, regardless of actual changes. This method provides the maximum amount of control and flexibility to the application program. Although drawing commands have to be re-issued for each new frame, modern systems using this method are generally able to avoid the unnecessary duplication of more memory-intensive display data by referring to that unchanging data in the relatively short drawing commands.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate mode in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate mode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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