videodisc

noun

vid·​eo·​disc ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌdisk How to pronounce videodisc (audio)
variants or videodisk
1
: a disc similar in appearance and use to a phonograph record on which programs have been recorded for playback on a television set
also : optical disk
2
: a recording (as of a movie) on a videodisc

Examples of videodisc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His assignment was to develop software for RCA’s SelectaVision videodisc project. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 After the cassette, Mr. Ottens worked on an unsuccessful videodisc project before shifting to the CD. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of videodisc was in 1964

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“Videodisc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videodisc. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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videodisc

noun
vid·​eo·​disc
variants or videodisk
1
: a disc similar to a phonograph record on which programs have been recorded for playback on a television set
also : optical disk
2
: a recording (as of a movie) on a videodisc

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