Definition of pixel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiksəl/


A minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed.
Example sentences
  • The image length in pixels multiplied by the width in pixels yields the total pixel count.
  • It could be a one pixel by one pixel graphic the same color as the background.
  • These techniques work at the level of the pixels, the minute areas of illumination which make up images.


1960s: abbreviation of picture element (compare with pix1).

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Syllabification: pix·el

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