Smoothing vs Sharpening - What's the difference?

smoothing | sharpening |


As verbs the difference between smoothing and sharpening

is that smoothing is while sharpening is .

As nouns the difference between smoothing and sharpening

is that smoothing is the act by which something is made smooth while sharpening is the act by which something is sharpened.

smoothing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is made smooth.
  • sharpening

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is sharpened.
  • * 1970 , Heinrich Wölfflin, Drawings of Albrecht Dürer (page 4)
  • There are flourishes and coloratura passages in this art, heightenings and sharpenings of the line that serve only to give the needy linear system a value of its own in confrontation with nature.
  • (in the plural) The debris produced when a pencil is sharpened.