from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The result of enlarging a digital image further than the resolution of the monitor device, usually 72 dpi (dots per inch), causing the individual pixels making up the image to become more prominent, thus causing a grainy appearance in the image.
  • n. Blurring a part of a picture by grouping pixel areas.


pixel +‎ -ization (Wiktionary)


  • The era of sunlight has to give way to the era of pixelization; only when we give everyone the tools to see each point of data will the picture become clear.

    Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now!

  • Sometimes they're shown, sometimes not, and they can even be shown without pixelization (as long as there are no loose body parts, which seem to be completely banned).

    Chris Weigant: The Media's Double Standard On Showing Neda's Death

  • Since you're the one wanting advice, does anyone else know which TVs have a the best colors, deepest blacks, least pixelization, most user-friendly remote controls, etc.

    Help Suggest a TV for the TV Addict | the TV addict

  • After experiencing bad tuner/pixelization problems a couple of years ago, I had my HDVR2 overhauled by CCS in Feb. '09.

    TiVo Community

  • Source actually looked like pixelated more than aliased although aliasing is one issue related to pixelization/low sampling.

    Doom9's Forum

  • It uses dimensional stacking, pixelization, and interaction techniques.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • While suffering some interpolation fuzziness, 30 fps VGA videos are nonetheless free of pixelization, if tending toward the dark side.

    Digital Trends

  • What was obviously low rent to begin with is hampered by digital noise, blurring, softness, pixelization, edge enhancement, and just about every other problem you can imagine.

    DVD Verdict

  • But, strangely enough, there is no particular pixelization or even latency.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Upscaling an iPhone Twitter app is a disaster -- text and buttons are too big, there's tons of wasted space, and you have that pesky pixelization problem.

    Fast Company

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