Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the visible part of a television transmission
  2. (noun, artifact) a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
  3. (noun, communication) (computer science) the appearance of text and graphics on a video display
  4. (noun, communication) broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done

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Origin of the word Video

  1. 1935, as visual equivalent of audio, from L. video "I see," first person singular present indicative of videre "to see" (see vision). Videotape (n.) is from 1953; the verb is 1959, from the noun; videocassette is from 1971; video game is from 1973. Videocassette recorder is from 1971, now usually VCR (also 1971). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Video

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, void, voodoo, vote, vote out, vt

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