Pixel meaning

pĭksəl, -sĕl
Frequency:
The basic unit of a digital image, representing a single color or level of brightness.
noun
2
0
Any of the thousands of tiny units or dots that together make up a digital image.
noun
1
0
The most basic unit of an image displayed on a computer or television screen or on a printer. Pixels are generally arranged in rows and columns; a given combination among the pixels of various brightness and color values forms an image. &diamf3; A subpixel is one of three components of a pixel used in the representation of a color image. Each subpixel represents the contribution of a single color—red, green, or blue—to the overall color and brightness of the pixel.
1
0
(1) (Pixel) See Chromebook Pixel, Pixel phone and Pixel C.
0
0
From pics, which is slang for pictures. The basic unit that makes up an image displayed on a video screen. Pixels are dots of picture elements, similar to the dots in half-tone printing.The greater the number and areal density of the pixels, the better the resolution. See also resolution.
0
0
Advertisement
One of the tiny dots that make up the representation of an image in a computer's memory.
noun
0
0

Origin of pixel

  • pix el(ement)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • pix, pictures + el(ement); often taken to be a blend of “picture" and “element", but this does not account for the x. First attested 1965

    From Wiktionary