(computing) a font format in which letters and symbols are stored as a pattern of dots Compare outline font
A font where each character is stored as an array of pixels (a bitmap). Such fonts are not easily scalable, in contrast to vectored fonts (like those used in PostScript).
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a computer image that is held in memory as a series of colored dots in a grid, each dot represented by one or more bits. noun
bitnet networking /bit’net/ (Because It’s Time NETwork) An academic and research computer network connecting approximately 2500 computers. BITNET provides interactive, electronic mail and file transfer services, using a store and forward protocol, based on IBM Network Job Entry protocols. Bitnet-II encapsulates the Bitnet protocol within IP packets and depends on the Internet to route them. […]