webcam

noun, often capitalized web·cam \ ˈweb-ˌkam \

Definition of webcam

:a camera used in transmitting live images over the World Wide Web

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First Known Use of webcam

1995


WEBCAM Defined for English Language Learners

webcam

noun

Definition of webcam for English Language Learners

  • : a small video camera that is used to show live images on a Web site


WEBCAM Defined for Kids

webcam

noun web·cam \ ˈweb-ˌkam \

Definition of webcam for Students

:a small video camera that is used to show live images on a Web site


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