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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The second technique for responsive images is a brand new element called Picture Element. It is more complicated to implement, and it has a different purpose.
These matrix elements are called image elements, pixels or pels, these last two, abbreviations of picture elements. A pixel is the basic element, of finite dimensions, on an image whose most common form is rectangular or square.
(15) A pixel is an electronically encoded picture element. INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY 145 (1984).
Pixel: Short for picture element, a pixel is the smallest data component in a video display.
The X3 system employs a CMOS silicon imaging chip that records colors based on how deeply the light penetrates the three-dimensional "depth" of the silicon wafer (similar to the way three-layer color film emulsions respond to light) and, therefore, is capable of producing three different color values per picture element. For additional information and illustrations on how this unique chip design works, visit the company's website at www.foveon.com.
And you now have a wide range of options from 1- to 6-megapixels (in digital photos a pixel is a picture element made up of millions of tiny dots that together create an image).
Traditionally, every pixel - or picture element - must be repainted every frame.
Observed in detail, most galaxies resemble a Seurat painting, with each picture element, or pixel, a differently colored dot.
The word pixel comes from a contraction of the two words "picture element." The pixel is the smallest addressable unit on the display screen.
Instead, we visualize the hidden seascape with digital data sets, picture element by picture element, as tiles of a growing quilt, each stitched in the course of month-long expeditions.
app, but adding a motion picture element to it could enhance the experience for some users.