What does blitter mean?

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  1. blitter(Noun)

    A software or hardware mechanism that blits.


  1. Blitter

    In a computer system, a blitter is a circuit, sometimes as a coprocessor or a logic block on a microprocessor, that is dedicated to the rapid movement and modification of data within that computer's memory. A blitter is capable of copying large quantities of data from one memory area to another relatively quickly, and in parallel with the CPU, whilst freeing up the CPU's more complex ISA for more general operations. The name comes from BLIT, which is not an acronym but is often interpreted as BLock Image Transfer. A typical use for a blitter is the movement of a bitmap, such as windows and fonts in a graphical user interface or sprites and backgrounds in a 2D computer game.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. blitter

    [common] A special-purpose chip or hardware system built to perform blit operations, esp. used for fast implementation of bit-mapped graphics. The Commodore Amiga and a few other micros have these, but since 1990 the trend has been away from them (however, see cycle of reincarnation). Syn. raster blaster.

Anagrams for blitter »

  1. brittle, triblet


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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