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bitmap

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[bit-map]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Related formsbit·mapped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bitmap

bitmap

noun computing
  1. 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
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verb -maps, -mapping or -mapped
  1. (tr) to create a bitmap of
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Word Origin and History for bitmap

n.

1973, in computer jargon, from bit (n.2) + map. Literally, a map of bits.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bitmap in Science

bitmap

[bĭtmăp′]
Computer Science
  1. 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.
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