bit map



  • verb
    (written as bit-map)
    to define events or data using an array of single bits, which can be, e.g., an image or graphics or a table of devices in use

Information & Library Science

  • noun a file format for storing images in which data in the file represents the value of each pixel


  • noun an image whose individual pixels can be controlled by changing the value of its stored bit (1 is on, 0 is off; in colour displays, more than one bit is used to provide control for the three colours – Red, Green, blue)
  • noun binary representation in which each bit or set of bits corresponds to some object (image, font, etc.) or condition