Definition of pixilation in English:


Syllabification: pix·il·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpiksəˈlāSHən
(British also pixillation)


  • 1A technique used in film whereby the movements of real people are made to appear like artificial animations.
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    • He reinvented a technique (usually called pixillation) for the animation of live actors that had been used in the early days of French cinema for trick effects.
    • The credit sequence was designed, and hand-made, by Bass, using animation, pixilation, and live-action photography.
    • He did not draw characters on celluloid sheets but rather used the process of pixillation, filming puppets in different poses to illustrate motion.
  • 2The state of being crazy or confused.
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    • When nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, he asks why women are still in a state of collective pixilation about weddings.
  • 3 variant spelling of pixelation (see pixelate).
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    • Worse is TiVo's pixilation problem, reminiscent of the early days of DirecTV when its digital pictures would freeze up and tiny pixels would appear on the screen.
    • The pixilation around the right side of the dog's jaw is also a giveaway that this picture has been modified.
    • There's some evidence of banding and pixilation, although the colors match well what you see on the screen.

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