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multimedia

[muhl-tee-mee-dee-uh, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈmi di ə, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or involving the use of multimedia.
3.
having or offering the use of various communications or promotional media:
a multimedia corporation that owns TV stations and newspapers.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; multi- + media1
Related forms
multimedial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multimedial

multimedia

/ˌmʌltɪˈmiːdɪə/
plural noun
1.
the combined use of media such as television, slides, etc, esp in education
adjective
2.
of or relating to the use of a combination of media: multimedia teaching aids
3.
(computing) of or relating to any of various systems which can manipulate data in a variety of forms, such as sound, graphics, or text
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Word Origin and History for multimedial

multimedia

adj.

also multi-media, 1962, from multi- + media.

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