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The basic unit of a digital image, representing a single color or level of brightness.
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(Computer Science) any of a number of very small picture elements that make up a picture, as on a visual display unit
[C20: from pix pictures + el(ement)]
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pix•el(ˈpɪk səl, -sɛl)
the smallest element of an image that can be individually processed in a video display system.
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The most basic unit of an image on a computer or television screen. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns and are lit up in a specific pattern to create an image.
Did You Know? If you look at a panel in a comic book very closely, you will see that colored or shaded areas are often made of very tiny dots. Images on computer screens are also composed of very tiny dots known as pixels. (Pixel is a shortening of picture element.) The computer controls each pixel individually. Most monitors have hundreds of thousands or millions of pixels that are lit or dimmed to create an image. The colors on a monitor consist of arrangements of red, blue, and green pixels that adjust in intensity to create all of the colors that you see on a screen. Pixels vary in size according to the model of monitor. Monitors with the smallest pixels have the sharpest images, but they require more memory to store data about the color and intensity of each pixel.
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|Noun||1.||pixel - (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
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
pixel[ˈpɪksəl] n → pixel m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Comput) → Pixel nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
pixel[ˈpɪks/əl] n (Comput) → pixel m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
pixel→ بِكْسِل pixel pixel Pixel πίξελ píxel pikseli pixel piksel pixel 画素 픽셀 pixel piksel piksel pixel пиксел pixel จุดที่เล็กที่สุดที่รวมกันเป็นภาพ piksel điểm ảnh 像素
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