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
Recent Examples of pixel from the Web
Each pixel in the new data represents about 1,600 square feet, roughly the average footprint of an American house, and shows 34,000 seafloor features like pockmarks, channels, hard grounds, mud volcanoes and natural seeps.
Insert your pixel ID here.fbq('track', 'PageView');fbq('track', 'ViewContent');
Additionally, all of those extra pixels give users a greater ability to digitally zoom into the image.
Only a vague outline of this bizarre landscape was visible on the old map, which had a resolution of 27,000 square feet per pixel, actually quite good for the seafloor.
The board features a 15HD pixel layout for an enhanced viewing experience from all parts of the ballpark.
Dubbed FullVision by the manufacturer, the IPS display panel of the LG G6 is incredibly sharp at 2,880 by 1,440 pixels.
However, to the chagrin of fashion-conscious gear heads, the screen is still black and white with a resolution of 160 by 160 pixels.
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Origin and Etymology of pixel
pix + element
First Known Use: 1965See Words from the same year
PIXEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pixel for English Language Learners
: any one of the very small dots that together form the picture on a television screen, computer monitor, etc.
PIXEL Defined for Kids
Definition of pixel for Students
: any of the small parts that make up an image (as on a computer or television screen)
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