See also: Pixel and píxel

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

pixel (third-person singular simple present pixels, present participle pixeling or pixelling, simple past and past participle pixeled or pixelled)

  1. To create computer graphics by editing individual pixels.
    • 2006, NFGMan, Character Design for Mobile Devices (page 110)
      Whether he's pixeling for cellphones or PCs, here is one artist who has a unique and imaginative vision.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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, 2001–2020.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pixel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪk.səl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pi‧xel

NounEdit

pixel m (plural pixels, diminutive pixeltje n)

  1. pixel
    Synonym: beeldpunt

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pixel.

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NounEdit

pixel m (plural pixels)

  1. (computing) pixel

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pixel.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

pixel (plural pixelek)

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

DeclensionEdit

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
pixelé pixeleké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
pixeléi pixelekéi
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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. (computing) alternative form of piksel

Usage notesEdit

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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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pixel.

NounEdit

pixel m (plural pixels or pixeis)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:pixel.

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pixel m (plural pixeles)

  1. Alternative form of píxel