See also: bit-map and bit map

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bit +‎ map

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bitmap (plural bitmaps)

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  1. (computing) A series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits.
    Synonyms: pixmap, raster
    Coordinate term: vector
    • 2002, André LaMothe, Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus, page 315:
      Using the hardware blitter to move bitmaps from VRAM to VRAM is much faster than moving them from system memory to VRAM.

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