a telephone that incorporates both voice and video capabilities.
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1950–55; video + (tele)phone Unabridged
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videophone (ˈvɪdɪəˌfəʊn)
a telephonic device in which there is both verbal and visual communication between parties

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device that simultaneously transmits and receives both audio and video signals over telephone lines. Such a device consists of a telephone; a display unit with a television picture tube, camera tube, and loudspeaker; a control unit with a microphone; and associated circuitry.

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Example sentences
And with a built-in camera and mike, it doubles as a videophone for conducting face-to-face meetings without the jetlag.
Following discharge, four videophone calls are made to the caregivers.
Ongoing training and supervision can be provided by the developer via telephone or videophone.
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