refresh
  • To renew the image presented on a display screen, such as that of a computer, by resending the appropriate signals. This is necessary, as the phosphors only glow for a comparatively short time. Also called redraw (1).
  • To maintain the condition of memory cells or modules, by sending the appropriate pulses. Most forms of RAM, for instance, require refreshing to avoid loss of data.
  • To restore to a previous condition.
  • To clear all options, windows, or the like, on a display screen.
  • To update the contents of fields, records, or the like.
  • synonym redraw

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