multimedia


1mul·ti·me·dia

adjective \-ˈmē-dē-ə\

: using or involving several forms of communication or expression

Full Definition of MULTIMEDIA

:  using, involving, or encompassing several media <a multimedia approach to learning>

Examples of MULTIMEDIA

  1. a multimedia exhibit of photographs, films, and music

First Known Use of MULTIMEDIA

1962

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with MULTIMEDIA

2multimedia

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of MULTIMEDIA

:  a technique (as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed; also :  something (as software) using or facilitating such a technique

First Known Use of MULTIMEDIA

1950

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

multimedia

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Computer-delivered electronic system that allows the user to control, combine, and manipulate different types of media, such as text, sound, video, computer graphics, and animation. The most common multimedia machine consists of a personal computer with a sound card, modem, digital speaker unit, and CD-ROM. Interactive multimedia systems under commercial development include cable television services with computer interfaces that enable viewers to interact with TV programs; high-speed interactive audiovisual communications systems, including video game consoles, that rely on digital data from fibre-optic lines or digitized wireless transmission; and virtual reality systems that create small-scale artificial sensory environments.

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