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pixel

noun pix·el \ˈpik-səl, -ˌsel\

: any one of the very small dots that together form the picture on a television screen, computer monitor, etc.

Full Definition of PIXEL

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

Origin of PIXEL

pix + element
First Known Use: 1969

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