a piece of text, a drawing, etc., represented, as on a computer display, by the activation of certain dots in a rectangular matrix of dots.
a picture created on a visual display unit where each pixel corresponds to one or more bits in memory, the number of bits per pixel determining the number of available colours
verb -maps, -mapping, -mapped
(transitive) to create a bitmap of
A set of bits that represents a graphic image. Each bit or group of bits corresponds to a pixel in the image. Optical scanners and fax machines convert text or pictures into bitmaps.
a computer font whose characters are held in memory as series of dots.
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.
a small piece or quantity of anything: a bit of string. a short time: Wait a bit. Informal. an amount equivalent to 12½ U.S. cents (used only in even multiples): two bits; six bits. an act, performance, or routine: She’s doing the Camille bit, pretending to be near collapse. a stereotypic or habitual set of […]