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megapixel

[ meg-uh-pik-suhl, -sel ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌpɪk səl, -sɛl /
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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.

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Origin of megapixel

First recorded in 1980–85; mega- + pixel
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British Dictionary definitions for megapixel

megapixel
/ (ˈmɛɡəˌpɪksəl) /

noun

computing one million pixels: a term used to describe the degree of resolution supplied by digital cameras, scanners, etc
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