[meg-uh-pik-suh l, -sel]

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.

Origin of megapixel

First recorded in 1980–85; mega-+ pixel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for megapixel



computing one million pixels: a term used to describe the degree of resolution supplied by digital cameras, scanners, etc
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Word Origin and History for megapixel

by 1977, from mega- + pixel.

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