Definition of bitmap in English:


Syllabification: bit·map
Pronunciation: /ˈbitˌmap


  • A representation in which each item corresponds to one or more bits of information, especially the information used to control the display of a computer screen.
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    • This version used bitmaps for each menu screen, rather than text-based menus.
    • Most programmers eventually have to manipulate bitmaps for icons or toolbars, and most programmers don't have a good bitmap editor available.
    • For static items like a dialog box, bitmaps are enough.

verb (bitmaps, bitmapping, bitmapped)

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  • Represent (an item) as a bitmap.
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    • The idea was to offer serious readers digitized and bitmapped versions of books from every age, allowing both access to the text as a corpus, and as a set of specially designed original pages.
    • No bitmapped scans are these: our postscript images will print crisply at any size.
    • Nevertheless, you will still need to import graphics and any images that are bitmapped.

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