Technology / Computers / Refresh: Generally, to update something with new data. For example, some Web browsers include a refresh button that updates the currently display Web pages. This feature is also called reload. To recharge a device with power or information. For example, dynamic RAM needs to be refreshed thousands of times per second or it will lose the data stored in it. Similarly, display monitors must be refreshed many times per second. The refresh rate for a monitor is measured in hertz (Hz) and is also called the vertical frequency, vertical scan rate, frame rate or vertical refresh rate. The old standard for monitor refresh rates was 60Hz, but a new standard developed by VESA sets the refresh rate at 75Hz for monitors displaying resolutions of 640x480 or greater. This means that the monitor redraws the display 75 times per second. The faster the refresh rate, the less the monitor flickers.

Other Words for Refresh

Refresh Verb Synonyms: enliven, renew, revive, freshen (up), resuscitate, bring back to life, breathe new life into, invigorate, vitalize, energize, brace, fortify, exhilarate, revitalize, reinvigorate, reanimate

Refresh Rate

Technology / Computers / Refresh Rate: Refers to the speed in which an image can be flashed or re-drawn on a monitors screen. The higher the refresh rate, the more unnoticeable the flashing will be to the naked eye. A low refresh rate will MORE

Meta Refresh

Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Meta Refresh: A meta tag used to make a browser refresh to another URL location. Generally in most cases it is preferred to use a 301 or 302 redirect over a meta refresh. MORE


Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Everflux: Major search indexes are constantly updating. Google refers to this continuous refresh as everflux. In the past Google updated their index roughly once a month. Those updates were named Google Dances, MORE