multimedia meaning

[ 'mʌlti'mi:djə ] Pronunciation:   "multimedia" in a sentence
  • Noun: multimedia  `múltee'meedeeu
    1. Transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
      - multimedia system

    Derived forms: multimedias

    Type of: transmission

    Encyclopedia: Multimedia

  • [Business]
    adjective [only before noun]

    1 (IT )

    using sound, pictures and film in addition to text on a screen:

    Potter gave a powerful multimedia presentation.

    phone handsets with color screens that can handle multimedia messaging services


    producing or selling several different types of media such as films/movies, books, or television programmes:

    Stewart heads a multimedia company which produces magazines, TV shows, and merchandise.

    a multimedia empire

  • [Electronics]
    1. In computing, the use of video, voice, music, electromechanical control, and/or data transfer at the same time. Useful in education, entertainment, business, and gaming applications.
    2. The use of voice, images, data, and/or video in a communications system or network, and, in particular, in wireless applications. An example is videoconferencing between a corporate office and the user of a handheld computer equipped with a wireless modem.

  • [Medicine]
    Materials,frequently computer applications,that combine some or all of text,sound,graphics,animation,and video into integrated packages. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors,1994)

  • [Computer]
    <multimedia> Human-computer interaction involving text, graphics, voice and video. Often also includes concepts from hypertext.

    This term was once almost synonymous with CD-ROM in the personal computer world because the large amounts of data involved were best supplied on CD-ROM. DVDs and broadband Internet connections have now largely replaced CDs as the means of delivery.

    A "multimedia PC" typically includes software for playing DVD video, 5.1 audio hardware and can display video on a television. It may also include a television receiver and software to record broadcast television to disk and play it back. The Multimedia Personal Computer (MPC) standard was an attempt to improve compatibility between such systems.

    Usenet newsgroup: comp.multimedia.


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