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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To reduce the resolution of (a digital image) by replacing groups of pixels whose values are different with groups of pixels whose values are the same, typically the minimum, maximum, or average value of the original pixels in that group. Images can be pixelated intentionally or as the accidental result of enlarging an image too far.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To divide an image into pixels, or to display an image in pixels
  • verb To transform an image into large pixels in order to hide an identity

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