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  1. retained modenoun

    A mode in which the application updates a set of graphical objects which are stored and displayed by the graphics library, contrasting with immediate mode.


  1. Retained mode

    Retained mode in computer graphics is a major pattern of API design in graphics libraries, in which the graphics library, instead of the client, retains the scene (complete object model of the rendering primitives) to be rendered and the client calls into the graphics library do not directly cause actual rendering, but make use of extensive indirection to resources, managed – thus retained – by the graphics library. It does not preclude the use of double-buffering.Immediate mode is an alternative approach. Historically, retained mode has been the dominant style in GUI libraries; however, both can coexist in the same library and are not necessarily exclusionary in practice.


  1. Retained mode

    In computing, retained mode rendering is a style for application programming interfaces of graphics libraries, in which the libraries retain a complete model of the objects to be rendered.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retained mode in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retained mode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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