vid·​eo·​disc | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌdisk How to pronounce videodisc (audio) \
variants: or videodisk

Definition of videodisc

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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First Known Use of videodisc

1964, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Aug 2021

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“Videodisc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of videodisc

: a disk on which movies, television programs, etc., are recorded in order to be watched on a computer or television screen

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