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

n broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

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

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

Synonyms:
video recording
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

n the visible part of a television transmission

Synonyms:
picture
Type of:
visual communication
communication that relies on vision

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

Type of:
visual communication
communication that relies on vision

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