video




Video is a noun that refers to the recording or broadcasting of a moving image, like the funny video your friend took of you the first time you tried to skateboard.

Video means a recorded image or movie, like a home video of your uncle’s wedding or the video equipment a television station uses to make news stories. You can also call a movie you watch on your television or computer a video. A short film made to accompany a song? That’s a music video. Video was first used in 1935 as a counterpart to audio which describes sound or music. It comes from the Latin word video: I see.

Definitions of video
  1. noun

    broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

    “she is a star of screen and
    video
    synonyms:
    TV, telecasting, television
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    types:

    cable, cable television

    television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
    HDTV, high-definition television

    a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail
    type of:

    broadcasting

    taking part in a radio or tv program

  2. noun

    a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)

    synonyms:
    video recording
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    types:

    videocassette

    a cassette for videotape
    videotape

    a video recording made on magnetic tape
    type of:

    recording

    a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

  3. noun

    the visible part of a television transmission

    synonyms:
    picture
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    type of:

    visual communication

    communication that relies on vision

  4. noun

    (computer science) the appearance of text and graphics on a video display

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    type of:

    visual communication

    communication that relies on vision

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