Definition of pixilation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpiksəˈlāSHən/
(British also pixillation)


1A technique used in film whereby the movements of real people are made to appear like artificial animations.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pix·il·a·tion

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