noun, often capitalized
web·​cam | \ ˈweb-ˌkam How to pronounce webcam (audio) \

Definition of webcam

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

Examples of webcam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Link uses a 1/2-inch sensor, which Insta360 says allows the webcam to capture more detail with better dynamic range than other webcams, while also outperforming them in low-light conditions. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 2 Aug. 2022 Here are a few deals on top accessories, from monitors for a second screen to a quality webcam for Zoom meetings. Adam Speight, Wired, 22 July 2022 Today's ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a sharper webcam than last year. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 8 July 2022 So all of the proceeds from the webcam sessions went to the chimps? Jordan Moreau, Variety, 7 July 2022 The webcam now supports IR and is full HD, with the ability to scan your face for Windows security to save using pins or passwords. Antony Leather, Forbes, 30 June 2022 The tech reviewer, also known as MKBHD, first started posting tech videos to YouTube in 2009 as a young teen, sharing software tutorials and webcam-shot reviews of hardware like the remote that came with his HP laptop. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 June 2022 This machine has plenty of ports, including HDMI, and a 1080p webcam. Wired, 9 July 2022 Other specs include a 1920 x 1080 display, a 1080p webcam, two USB-A ports, one Thunderbolt 4 port, and a Micro SD card reader, plus the option to run Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 7 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of webcam

1994, in the meaning defined above

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“Webcam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for webcam


web·​cam | \ ˈweb-ˌkam \

Kids Definition of webcam

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

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