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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

by 1977, from mega- + pixel.


a. (''preceded by a cardinal number'') Having a resolution of the specified number of megapixels. n. One million pixels, used as a unit of resolution of digital cameras.

Usage examples of "megapixel".

Manfred pulls out his backup phone and stares at its megapixel display.

Barely twenty-five megapixels in the visible, and worse in the IR and UV spectra.