Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

(Late) Friday word: Voxel

Apologies for lateness--I was at a local conference yesterday, and learned a new word there, which I bring to you:

vox·el ˈväksəl/ noun
noun: voxel; plural noun: voxels

(in computer-based modeling or graphic simulation) each of an array of elements of volume that constitute a notional three-dimensional space, especially each of an array of discrete elements into which a representation of a three-dimensional object is divided.

A voxel represents a value on a regular grid in three-dimensional space. Voxel is a portmanteau for "volume" and "pixel" where pixel is a combination of "picture" and "element".

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Tags: noun, v, wordsmith: med_cat

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