picture element

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Noun1.picture element - (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)picture element - (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"
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
raster - the rectangular formation of parallel scanning lines that guide the electron beam on a television screen or a computer monitor
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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Many scientists discounted those earlier images because the dark spots usually spanned only one picture element, or pixel, raising the possibility that they stemmed from a problem in the camera.
The installation marks the first LED video displays with three and four millimeter center-to-center picture element spacing from Daktronics ProStar([R]) line installed on a live set.
AUSTIN, Texas -- SI Diamond Technology (BULLETIN BOARD: SIDT) today announced its subsidiary, Field Emission Picture Element Technology (FEPET), has officially changed its name to Applied Nanotech, Inc.
The smallest spot it can distinguish is about 30 miles across -- a single picture element or "pixel"--which means a surface might have to be many times that size to be recognizable by its shape.
The device includes two complete optical systems, one of which consists of a 4-meter telescope the follows a folded optical path to keep it compact, and which is capable of photos with resolution as sharp as 1 meter per "pixel,' or picture element, compared with Viking's 5 to 6 meters per pixel.
The quantity of light striking each DPS picture element (pixel) is converted to a digital value at the earliest possible point -- that is at the pixel itself.
McPherson also served as general manager of the DirectPC division of Hughes Electronics and COO of Hughes LAN Systems, and held management positions at Picture Element and M/A-COM.
HTPS panels have a light-blocking layer called a black matrix that surrounds each of the individual picture elements (pixels) on the panel.
In addition to the 1300 picture elements there have been added, 43 new samples were added for ConceptDraw PRO.