videoconferencing

noun

vid·​eo·​con·​fer·​enc·​ing ˌvi-dē-ō-ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce videoconferencing (audio)
-fərn(t)-
: the holding of a conference among people at remote locations by means of transmitted audio and video signals
videoconference noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Zoom’s mass appeal also has caused rivals to increase their focus on the videoconferencing market. Aaron Tilley, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 Businesses supported remote work by purchasing cloud storage and videoconferencing software. Tripp Mickle, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 Travel is an easy overhead expense to reduce, thanks to today’s videoconferencing technology. Geoff Whitmore, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 Now that more offices are resuming in-person workdays, the need for the popular videoconferencing service is waning. Denny Jacob, WSJ, 23 May 2022 Then, go to your videoconferencing app’s settings and change the camera and microphone input to DroidCam and DroidCam Virtual Audio. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 20 July 2022 During the pandemic, the shift to online meetings and school meant videoconferencing services became a tool of survival – but captions came only after a big push. Tali Arbel, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 During the pandemic, the shift to online meetings and school meant videoconferencing services became a tool of survival – but captions came only after a big push. Tali Arbel, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2022 Months later, once the pandemic started, innovative split-screen activities that proved useful in work-from-anywhere-but-work scenarios, like videoconferencing and document review, exploded on the new foldable devices. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of videoconferencing was in 1967

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“Videoconferencing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videoconferencing. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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