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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Both systems will offer videoconferencing or other means of physical or visual separation to reduce the potential for trauma at the hearing. Teresa Watanabestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Students accused of sexual harassment sue California universities," 3 Aug. 2019 Then a provider and patient talk to each other via privacy rule-compliant videoconferencing software on a computer or phone. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Telemedicine Makes It Safe to Get Abortion Drugs in the Mail," 5 June 2019 Hangouts adds transcriptions, streaming, and Gmail integration There are two versions of Hangouts for businesses: Hangouts Meet (the videoconferencing portion) and Hangouts Chat (which focuses on chat). Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life," 11 Apr. 2019 Likewise, Google is starting to respond to Microsoft, whose Skype videoconferencing apps are becoming more defined by their ability to transcribe and translate content than just allowing more than one employee to talk to one another. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life," 11 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of videoconferencing

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of videoconferencing was in 1967

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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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