Voxel

Voxel is a portmanteau of contractions of the two words 'volume' and 'element' and was coined as a 3-D equivalent of a pixel. It is an individual point in space on a 3-dimensional, regular matrix. The location of each voxel is encoded by its relative relationship to other voxels.

A tensor may be used as a term for a voxel that contains scalar values that constitute a vector.

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rID: 56195
Section: Physics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Voxels
  • Volume element
  • Volume elements

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