Image display or printing with each pixel being only black, or white, or a shade of gray. Due to pixel-control by more than one bit of computer memory. The greater the bits, the greater the color possibilities. For example, four-bit pixel control allows 16 possible shades of gray. 8 bits allow 256 shades.

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