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noun pix·el \ˈpik-səl, -ˌsel\

Definition of pixel

  1. 1 :  any of the small discrete elements that together constitute an image (as on a television or computer screen)

  2. 2 :  any of the detecting elements of a charge-coupled device used as an optical sensor

Origin and Etymology of pixel

pix + element


First Known Use: 1965


PIXEL Defined for English Language Learners

pixel

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noun pix·el \ˈpik-səl, -ˌsel\

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

pixel

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noun pix·el \ˈpik-səl\

Definition of pixel for Students

  1. :  any of the small parts that make up an image (as on a computer or television screen)


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