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[meg-uh-pik-suh l, -sel] /ˈmɛg əˌpɪk səl, -sɛl/

noun, Computers, Television.
a unit equal to one million pixels, used to measure the resolution of a digital image:
My camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels.
(computing) one million pixels: a term used to describe the degree of resolution supplied by digital cameras, scanners, etc

a unit of graphic resolution, 1,048,576 or 220 pixels, the speed at which a graphics card can display data

by 1977, from mega- + pixel.


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