dots per inch




  • Its abbreviation is dpi, or DPI. A measure of the resolution of displayed or printed images. Generally used for quantifying the resolution of laser printers. A 2400 dpi printer has 2400 dots per linear inch, and 5.76 million dots per square inch.

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  • noun an expression of the resolution of a printer or image based on the number of dots of ink or toner it can print in a linear inch. The higher the number, the better quality of the printing.
  • noun a measure of the density of the image on a computer screen


  • abbreviationd.p.i.