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

Examples of videoconferencing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Technological enhancements such as more and better videoconferencing options also could shift the demand for space, possibly for the worse. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Will COVID-19 end offices in metro Phoenix? These industry experts say 'no'," 17 Sep. 2020 Leavitt, the Utah County attorney, hopes the state Supreme Court will allow in-person jury trials again soon, with maybe some online components, like jury selection through videoconferencing. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah still delaying jury trials because of COVID-19, creating a ‘constitutional crisis’," 8 Sep. 2020 Zoom hailed another quarter of explosive growth as its videoconferencing service deepened its integral role in life during the pandemic. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Aug. 31-Sept. 1," 3 Sep. 2020 The way people work has changed, and not just because of the pandemic, which helped push Zoom and other videoconferencing apps to the forefront. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's new Evo brand will highlight updated, premium 'Project Athena' notebook PCs," 2 Sep. 2020 Zoom’s videoconferencing service is deepening its integral role in life during the pandemic as tens of thousands more businesses and other users pay for subscriptions to get more control over their virtual meetings. Michael Liedtke,, "You know who’s had a good pandemic quarantine? Zoom.," 1 Sep. 2020 Lin’s main interaction is through videoconferencing. Terry Collins, USA TODAY, "Work from home: How to lead when you've never met your team in person," 24 Aug. 2020 While several members of Congress made use of tools unique to videoconferencing—sharing their screens, showing charts up close, and playing audio–old habits were hard to break. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "Big Tech’s antitrust hearing was a terrible ad for WebEx," 29 July 2020 However, this isn’t the only way that people are experiencing the transition to videoconferencing. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Video Calls Are Surprisingly Exhausting," 29 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of videoconferencing

1967, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2020

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“Videoconferencing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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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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