|(hardware, graphics)||blitter - /blit'r/ (Or "raster blaster"). A
special-purpose integrated circuit or hardware system built
to perform blit (or "bit bang") operations, especially
used for fast implementation of bit-mapped graphics.|
The Commodore Amiga and a few other microcomputers have these, but in 1991 the trend is away from them (however, see cycle of reincarnation).