voxel

noun
vox·​el | \ ˈväk-səl How to pronounce voxel (audio) , -ˌsel \

Definition of voxel

: any of the discrete elements comprising a three-dimensional entity (such as an image produced by magnetic resonance imaging) MRI produces the best resolution of any existing scanning technology, imaging down to a 2-millimetre "voxel" (the 3D equivalent of a pixel).— Clint Witchalls To process the MRI data, a computer overlaid on Pickens' brain a virtual three-dimensional grid of 50,000 cubes called voxels (a word hinting at volume and pixels).— Christopher Helman

Examples of voxel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taking the voxel approach to the art was the right choice here, considering the new broader functionality. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 In being so inviting, Minecraft Dungeons might suggest a possible future for Minecraft and its vast voxel worlds. Julie Muncy, Wired, 29 May 2020 The scientists identified a cluster of 14 voxels (3D pixels) in this region of the dogs’ left hemispheres, but didn’t find any such clusters in the right, and none in any part of the dogs’ brains in response to the neutral stimulus. Virginia Morell, Science | AAAS, 28 Feb. 2020 Here's what's going on: As the pixels change color, a small portion of each voxel is altered. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 9 Feb. 2020 More than 100 layers of voxels can be stored on a sheet of glass 2 millimeters thick. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 4 Nov. 2019 The medium in question is a block of high-purity glass, which has voxels etched into it with femtosecond lasers. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 7 Nov. 2019 As voxels are added, the tiny robots adjust their positioning relative to the structures. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2019 The development of a technique called multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) has catalysed this revolution. Helen Shen, Scientific American, 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of voxel

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for voxel

vo(lume) entry 1 + (pi)xel

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“Voxel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voxel. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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