vid·​eo·​tex | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌteks How to pronounce videotex (audio) \
variants: or less commonly videotext \ ˈvi-​dē-​ō-​ˌtekst How to pronounce videotext (audio) \

Definition of videotex

: an electronic data retrieval system in which usually textual information is transmitted via telephone or cable-television lines and displayed on a television set or video display terminal especially : such a system that is interactive — compare teletext

First Known Use of videotex

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for videotex

video entry 2 + -tex (alteration of text)

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“Videotex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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