pixel

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See also: Pixel and píxel

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pix (pictures), + el(ement); often taken to be a blend of “picture” and “element”, but this does not account for the x. First attested in 1965[1].

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pixel (plural pixels)

  1. One of the tiny dots that make up the representation of an image in a computer's memory.
    • 1965 April, Fred C. Billingsley, “Digital Video Processing at JPL”, in Eugene B. Turner, editor, Electronic Imaging Techniques I, Proceedings of SPIE, volume 3, Los Angeles:
      We have chosen to sample at a 500 KC rate and we define each one of these samples as a picture element or pixel. We have sampled each pixel with 6-bit accuracy which is commensurate with the signal/noise ratio and the data accuracy.
  2. One of the squares that make up a pixel art work or a zoomed in image in a computer.

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  1. ^ Richard F. Lyons (January 2006), “A Brief History of ‘Pixel’”, in IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging[1], San Jose
  • pixel” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English pixel.

Noun[edit]

pixel m (plural pixels)

  1. (computing) pixel

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English pixel.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpiksɛl]
  • Hyphenation: pi‧xel

Noun[edit]

pixel (plural pixelek)

  1. (computing) pixel (one of the tiny dots that make up the representation of an image in a computer's memory)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative pixel pixelek
accusative pixelt pixeleket
dative pixelnek pixeleknek
instrumental pixellel pixelekkel
causal-final pixelért pixelekért
translative pixellé pixelekké
terminative pixelig pixelekig
essive-formal pixelként pixelekként
essive-modal
inessive pixelben pixelekben
superessive pixelen pixeleken
adessive pixelnél pixeleknél
illative pixelbe pixelekbe
sublative pixelre pixelekre
allative pixelhez pixelekhez
elative pixelből pixelekből
delative pixelről pixelekről
ablative pixeltől pixelektől
Possessive forms of pixel
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. pixelem pixeljeim
2nd person sing. pixeled pixeljeid
3rd person sing. pixelje pixeljei
1st person plural pixelünk pixeljeink
2nd person plural pixeletek pixeljeitek
3rd person plural pixeljük pixeljeik

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English pixel, abbreviation of "picture element".

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pixel m (definite singular pixelen, indefinite plural pixeler or pixler, definite plural pixelene or pixlene)

  1. (computing) alternative form of piksel

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The plural forms pixler and pixlene are not listed officially, but are in common use, and also occur in Danish (as pixler and pixlerne).

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English pixel.

Noun[edit]

pixel m (plural pixels or pixeis)

  1. (computing) pixel (one of the dots that make up an image)
    Synonyms: ponto

Usage notes[edit]

The use of the plural pixeis (as opposed to píxeis) is sometimes discouraged as it does not correspond to the natural plural formation in any of the two languages[1].

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pixel.

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Noun[edit]

pixel m (plural pixels)

  1. Alternative form of píxel