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noun vid·eo \ˈvi-dē-ˌō\

Simple Definition of video

  • : a movie, television show, event, etc., that has been recorded onto a videocassette, DVD, etc., so that it can be watched on a television or computer screen

  • : a recorded performance of a song in which visual images are shown together with the music

  • : the moving images that are seen in a recording or broadcast

Full Definition of video

  1. 1 :  television; also :  the visual portion of television

  2. 2 :  videotape: as a :  a recording of a motion picture or television program for playing through a television set b :  a videotaped performance of a song often featuring an interpretation of the lyrics through visual images

  3. 3 :  a recording similar to a videotape but stored in digital form (as on an optical disk or a computer's hard drive)

Examples of video

  1. We're going to rent a couple of videos to watch this weekend.

  2. She was talking about a popular video she saw on the Internet.

  3. The video of their wedding was made by a professional company.

  4. The movie is available on video and DVD.

  5. a TV channel that plays videos all day

  6. Her latest music video was first released on the Internet.

Origin of video

Latin vidēre to see + -o (as in audio)

First Known Use: 1937

Other Audio Recording Terms

Rhymes with video

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adjective vid·eo

Simple Definition of video

  • : of or relating to the pictures that are seen in a recording or broadcast

  • : of, relating to, or involving videos that are shown on a television or computer screen

Full Definition of video

  1. 1 :  being, relating to, or used in the transmission or reception of the television image <a video channel> — compare audio

  2. 2 :  being, relating to, or involving images on a television screen or computer display <a video terminal>

Examples of video

  1. The video portion of the broadcast was fine but the sound was poor.

  2. The large video file took a while to upload on my computer.


First Known Use of video


Other Telecommunications Terms

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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