1. [syn: stairway, staircase]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Staircase \Stair"case`\ (st[^a]r"k[=a]s`), n.
A flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing,
To make a complete staircase is a curious piece of
architecture. --Sir H.
Staircase shell. (Zool.)
(a) Any scalaria, or wentletrap.
(b) Any species of Solarium, or perspective shell.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set
of steps [syn: stairway, staircase]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/jag'eez/ (Or "staircase") The "staircase" effect
observable when an edge (especially a linear edge of very
shallow or steep slope) is rendered on a bitmap display (as
opposed to a vector display). The effect is even more
pronounced when a bitmap image or text in a bitmap font is
enlarged. Outline fonts and anti-aliasing are two
techniques used to solve this problem with text.