multimedia

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
  1. noun
    transmissions that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
    synonyms: multimedia system
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    types:
    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:
    transmission
    communication by means of transmitted signals
  2. adjective
    relating to or using more than one medium of communication or expression
  3. adjective
    (computing) presenting data in several different forms, such as video, text, graphics, or audio
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