CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
A cathode-ray tube (CRT) display in which the electron guns skip every other line on their first pass, then fill in those lines on a second pass. This allows for a lower refresh rate at higher resolutions (such as 1,024x768) without producing flicker, but the scheme doesn't work well when displaying animated graphics. Most monitors aren't interlaced, but lower-quality display adapters pushed into high resolutions and high color sometimes do interlace. Opt for a noninterlaced monitor.
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