• Within an image, such as that of a computer display, TV, or facsimile, the smallest unit which can be manipulated. In a CRT, such as a color TV or computer monitor, for instance, it is a trio of color phosphor dots representing a single point. In computers, also refers to the storage of information used to define a pixel in an image.
  • In a TV picture or facsimile, the portion of the scanning line being explored at any given instant.
  • synonym picture element

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