also pixellation, graphics display effect in which individual pixels (small, square single-colored display elements that comprise the image) are visible, 1991, from pixel + -ation.
"small, square single-colored display elements that comprise an image," 1969, coined to describe the photographic elements of a television image, from pix + first syllable of element.
the end of some nouns of action; see -ate + -ion.
"creation of the effect of animation in live actors," 1947, from pixilated. For the computer image effect, see pixelation.
updated on June 28, 2020