gradient

(redirected from 3D graphics)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

gradient

 [gra´de-ent]
rate of increase or decrease of a variable value, or its representative curve.
edge gradient in radiology, the penumbra or partial shadow on a radiograph caused by the three-dimensional shape of an object.
electrochemical gradient the difference in ion concentration and electrical potential from one point to another, so that ions tend to move passively along it.

gra·di·ent

(grā'dē-ĕnt),
Rate of change of temperature, pressure, magnetic field, or other variable as a function of distance, time, or other continuously changing influence.

gradient

/gra·di·ent/ (gra´de-ent) rate of increase or decrease of a variable value, or its graphic representation.
electrochemical gradient  a difference in ion concentration between two points so that ions tend to move passively along it.

gradient

(grā′dē-ənt)
n. Abbr. grad.
1. A rate of inclination; a slope.
2. An ascending or descending part; an incline.
3. Physics The rate at which a physical quantity, such as temperature or pressure, changes in response to changes in a given variable, especially distance.
4. Biology A series of progressively increasing or decreasing differences in the growth rate, metabolism, or physiological activity of a cell, organ, or organism.

gradient

[grā′dē·ənt]
Etymology: L, gradus, step
1 the rate of increase or decrease of a measurable phenomenon, such as temperature or pressure.
2 a visual representation of the rate of change of a measurable phenomenon; a curve.

gra·di·ent

(grā'dē-ĕnt)
Rate of change of temperature, pressure, or other variable, as a function of factors of distance or time.

gra·di·ent

(grā'dē-ĕnt)
Rate of change of temperature, pressure, magnetic field, or other variable as a function of distance, time, or other continuously changing influence.

gradient

rate of increase or decrease of a variable value.
References in periodicals archive ?
Founded in 2001, NexusChips develops and delivers innovative mobile intensive 3D graphic acceleration solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) devices targeting multimedia cell phone handsets and handheld device such as PMP, MP3/MP4, DMB, Navigators, which provides highly accelerated dynamic 3D mobile contents including 3D gaming and 3D graphic animation.
It consists of Hybrid's implementations of embedded 3D graphics standards M3G (JSR 184), OpenGL ES and JSR 239 as well as 2D vector graphics standards OpenVG, SVG, SVGT and JSR 226, all important pieces of a complete roadmap solution.
This standard enables proliferation of games, entertainment and visual communication and messaging on open software platforms such as Symbian OS; and serves as building blocks for other tools, such as JSR-184, the Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME.
NDL, with offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been developing innovative 3D graphics software and tools for nearly two decades.
We tailored the 128-Mbit DDR SGRAM to meet the aggressive bandwidth demands of Desktop PC 3D graphics and the form factor demands of the Notebook PC without compromising performance," said Noel Clarke, Product Marketing Manager for Graphics Memories at Infineon's Memory Business Group.
The core of HOOPS 3D Application Framework is the HOOPS 3D Graphics system, which has been integrated into over 100 commercially shipped applications in the areas of Earth Science, CAD/CAM/CAE, Scientific Visualization, GIS, and Business Graphics.
Intense3D is the market leader in high-performance 3D graphics accelerator products for Windows NT and UNIX.
Wildcat 3D graphics accelerators are the de facto standard for the industry's highest-performing workstations from Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell Computer Corporation, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, IBM, and Intergraph Computer Systems.
The combination of the Zx10 VE with Intense3D's latest Wildcat 4210 3D Graphics, achieves several of the industry's highest benchmark performance scores over current i840-based system published scores:
The solution leverages SGI's extensive 3D graphics and OpenGL expertise, VA Linux Systems' 2D graphics and multi-monitor work and NVIDIA's proven 3D graphics hardware and software architectures.
Intense3D(R) today announced that its Wildcat(TM) 4110 3D graphics accelerator has successfully passed the same tests used by PTC to certify workstations for use with Pro/ENGINEER 2000i, the next generation of Parametric Technology Corporation's Mechanical Design Automation (MDA) software solutions.
This allows Zx10 workstation users working with high-performance 3D graphics to record and play back their creations in a variety of professional-quality video formats.