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pix

Noun

1 a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay [syn: pyx, pyx chest, pix chest]
2 any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept [syn: pyx]

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Etymology 1

First attested 1932, abbreviation of pictures, first used in Variety magazine, along with other similar words that the magazine calls slanguage http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=slanguage.

Noun

  1. motion picture
  2. Plural of pic (picture)

Etymology 2

Noun

  1. A variant of pyx

Latin

Noun

pix (genitive picis)

Extensive Definition

Pix or PIX can refer to:
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