(1) A single dot on a computer display. (2) The smallest discrete part of a video image, the size of which is controlled by an analog-to-digital conversion sampling process. [The more picture elements per line, the higher the resolution of the image.
The dots that combine to form the image you see on a computer screen.
1. n. In computer graphics, the smallest element of a display surface that can be independently assigned color and intensity. 2. n. The area of the finest detail that can be reproduced effectively on the recording medium. 3. n. An element of a raster pattern about which a toned area on a photoconductor can appear.