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Trademark. a format for recording and playing VCR tape, incompatible with other formats.
Compare Beta (def 7). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for VHS
  • Goldsmith mailed five million homes with a VHS tape expressing his ideas.
  • Episodes of the show have been released on dvd and VHS during and after the series run.
  • Since the game was only a VHS tape, the missions played out the same way all the time.
  • Overall picture quality is intended to be comparable to VHS video.
British Dictionary definitions for VHS


trademark video home system: a video cassette recording system using 1/2″ magnetic tape
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Word Origin and History for VHS

1982, initialism of Video Home System.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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VHS in Technology

1. Very High Speed.
2. storage Video Home System.
JVC's video cassette format.
3. Virtual Host Storage.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for VHS


video home system
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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