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
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To find the secret image, the string of ones and zeroes should be treated as black and white pixels and arranged in a certain way, so that the alien pops into view.
Otherwise known as 4K. The highest standard for pixels and clarity.
As a result, the HD and 4K modes' default presentation sometimes looks flat and awkward, which is more exposed without the blurrier, 640x480 pixel resolution of the original.
The 1,280-by-800 pixel resolution screen is notably less sharp than those found on pricier alternatives, though that's to be expected of a sub-$100 tablet.
But the bigger problem is that the original iPhone had a 480-by-320-pixel resolution and 163 pixels per inch.
Photo by Neal Preston Fueled by pixel-eyed idealism, Wozniak spent a year and $12.5 million to create the 1982 US Festival, forming the company UNUSON—as in Unite Us in Song—for the purpose.
MORE: Please, Google, Use This Pixel 2 Design Walleye (4.97 inches) The other Google Pixel handset, codenamed Walleye, will reportedly come with a 4.97-inch screen, according to the XDA Developers report.
The screens consist of 250 million pixels, each no bigger than a pea, ready to explode with vibrant oranges, blues and greens once the sun sets and the building begins to glow.
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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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