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pixel definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot); "the greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution" [syn: pixel, pel, picture element]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: pix + element Date: 1969 1. any of the small discrete elements that together constitute an image (as on a television or computer screen) 2. any of the detecting elements of a charge-coupled device used as an optical sensor

Britannica Concise

Smallest resolved unit of a video image that has specific luminescence and color. Its proportions are determined by the number of lines making up the scanning raster (the pattern of dots that form the image) and the resolution along each line. In the most common form of computer graphics, the thousands of tiny pixels that make up an individual image are projected onto a display screen as illuminated dots that from a distance appear as a continuous image. An electron beam creates the grid of pixels by tracing each horizontal line from left to right, one pixel at a time, from the top line to the bottom line. A pixel may also be the smallest element of a light-sensitive device, such as a CCD camera (see charge-coupled device).

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Electronics any of the minute areas of uniform illumination of which an image on a display screen is composed. Etymology: abbr. of picture element: cf. PIX(1)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pixels) A pixel is the smallest area on a computer screen which can be given a separate colour by the computer. (COMPUTING) N-COUNT



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