Multimedia is a system of relaying information or entertainment that includes many different forms of communication. You might use multimedia to give a presentation at school.

Multimedia might include video, audio clips, and still photographs, for example. A newspaper's online presence could use multimedia as well, combining graphics, sound, and animation. The word itself, sometimes spelled with a hyphen as multi-media, has been used since 1962, from multi-, or "many," rooted in the Latin multus, "many or much;" and media, the plural form of medium, or "system of communication."

Definitions of multimedia

n transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)

multimedia system
hypermedia, hypermedia system, interactive multimedia, interactive multimedia system
a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
Type of:
communication by means of transmitted signals

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