Definition of voxel in English:

voxel

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɒksɛl
 
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noun

  • (In computer-based modelling or graphic simulation) each of an array of elements of volume that constitute a notional three-dimensional space, especially each of an array of discrete elements into which a representation of a three-dimensional object is divided.
    More example sentences
    • The internal voxels were then discarded, leaving the object surface only.
    • The grid is made up of small cubes called ‘voxels,’ and each voxel has a specific address.
    • The values presented are the mean of nine voxels taken from the longitudinal images as shown in Figs 5 and 7.

Origin

1970s: from the initial letters of volume and element, with the insertion of -x- for ease of pronunciation.

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