vid·​eo·​con·​fer·​enc·​ing | \ ˌvi-dē-ō-ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce videoconferencing (audio) , -fərn(t)-\

Definition of videoconferencing

: the holding of a conference among people at remote locations by means of transmitted audio and video signals

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videoconference \ ˌvi-​dē-​ō-​ˈkän-​f(ə-​)rən(t)s How to pronounce videoconference (audio) , -​fərn(t)s \ noun

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Smaller players include dedicated VR startups like, as well as an increasing number of solo performers who offer one-on-one live VR videoconferencing to clients. David M. Ewalt, WSJ, "The First Real Boom in Virtual Reality? It’s Pornography.," 11 July 2018 The videoconferencing element was a new addition to the yearly call-in show. Anton Troianovski, Washington Post, "Trump’s tariffs teach Europe a lesson, Putin says," 7 June 2018 Our Telestroke Initiative allows our specialists to respond immediately through live videoconferencing to rapidly evaluate patients and improve door-to-treatment times. Steven J. Corwin, Recode, "Let’s make telemedicine available to all," 25 June 2018 The first is the headquarters module, which includes communications (including videoconferencing), electronics, and CAD computer workstations. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Commandos Have Their Own Mobile, Modular Workshops," 30 May 2018 One foreign manufacturer in China bars top executives from joining high-level corporate meetings in its home country via videoconferencing, out of fears of electronic eavesdropping, a person familiar with the matter said. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "Burner Phones, Bug Sweeps: How Companies Cope with IP Theft in China," 16 Mar. 2018 The result promises to be far superior to grainy videoconferencing in obviating the need for face-to-face meetings, prospectively radically reducing global travel. Stephen Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Books by Virginia Eubanks, Jeremy Bailenson, Niall Ferguson," 1 Feb. 2018 Some of that testimony is expected to take place in unusual nighttime court sessions via live videoconferencing with four witnesses in Pakistan. Sam Stanton And Stephen Magagnini, sacbee, "‘Don’t talk to the FBI, never, ever.’ Lodi man seeks to overturn terrorism conviction," 29 Jan. 2018 Smartphones and ubiquitous videoconferencing reduce the friction inherent in coordinating remote offices, but don’t eliminate it entirely. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Amazon’s surprise plan for HQ2 is a bold experiment," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of videoconferencing

1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of videoconferencing

: a method of holding meetings that allows people who are in different cities, countries, etc., to hear each other and see each other on computer or television screens

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