• One of the tiny dots that make up the representation of an image in a computer's memory.
  • One of the squares that make up a pixel art work or a zoomed in image in a computer.


  • To create computer graphics by editing individual pixels.


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  • pix, + element; often taken to be a blend of “picture” and “element”. The x stems from the abbreviation pics being sometimes also written as pix, which has been in use since the 1880s. First attested in 1965.
  • {{cite-book
  • |year=2006
  • |month=January
  • |author=Richard F. Lyons
  • |title=IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging
  • |chapter=A Brief History of ‘Pixel’
  • |location=San Jose

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