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pixilation

[pik-suh-ley-shuh n] /ˌpɪk səˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being pixilated.
2.
Movies. animation of people, where performers change their positions slightly between exposures of one or two frames each, to obtain a comic effect of jerky movement when the film is projected at normal speed.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; (in def 1) pixilate + -ion; (in def 2) pixil(ated) + (anim)ation
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  • Digital images that are grainy or show pixilation cannot be accepted for judging.
  • With this solution, voters can enlarge fonts onscreen without pixilation by using the zoom function.
  • The laser design utilizes high density gain pixilation introduced by small proton-implanted current confinement apertures.
Word Origin and History for pixilation
n.

"creation of the effect of animation in live actors," 1947, from pixilated. Also cf. pixelation.

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