short for: PICture Element

(pronounced: pik-sill)

The smallest unit of a picture on a computer screen. When an image's quality is poor, you will see a bunch of square dots, commonly known as "pixelization" resulting in a "pixelated image." Most Web designers and developers agree, a width of 1024 pixels is considered the standard.

See also : aliasing  jaggies  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms