Definition of Picture element

1. Noun. (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot). "The greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution"

Exact synonyms: Pel, Pixel
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element
Group relationships: Raster
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing



Medical Definition of Picture element

1. Any segment of a video scan line whose dimension along the line is equal to the line spacing. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picture Element

pictorials
picts
pictura
picturable
pictural
picturals
picture
picture-perfect
picture-skew
picture book
picture books
picture box
picture card
picture dictionaries
picture dictionary
picture element (current term)
picture frame
picture frame vertebra
picture framing
picture gallery
picture hat
picture message
picture messaging
picture molding
picture palace
picture paper
picture plane
picture postcard
picture rail
picture rails

Literary usage of Picture element

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1. Exploring the Moon and Mars: Choices for the Nation (1992)
"It will be able to acquire an image of the entire planet at any resolution between 2 and 7.5 kilometers per picture element in a single 24-hour period, ..."

2. Nasa Patents Available for Licensing from the George C. Marshall Space ... (1992)
"The computer calculates the X, Y, Z-coordinates relative to the observer for the contents of each picture element of the scene televised by the object ..."

3. Federal Records Management Glossary by Richard A. Wire (1998)
"picture element. The smallest dot, or image element, ... See picture element. PLANETARY CAMERA. A type of microfilm camera in which the document being ..."

4. Exposition and Illustration in Teaching by John Adams (1910)
"But if we are dealing diagrammatically with a question of quantity, and the picture element introduces the question of quality, the pictorial influence is ..."

5. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper (1919)
"... non-suggestive, pretty, finished and even overdone representation of things to get any satisfactory idea from the illustrative or picture element. ..."

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