the elements of television, as in a program or script, pertaining to the transmission or reception of the image (distinguished from audio ).
the video part of a television broadcast.
Informal. videotape.
Informal. television: She is a star of stage and video.
a program, movie, or the like, that is available commercially on videocassette.
of or pertaining to the electronic apparatus for producing the television picture: video amplifier.
of or pertaining to television, especially the visual elements.
of or pertaining to videocassettes, videocassette recorders, music video, etc.: a video shop.
pertaining to or employed in the transmission or reception of television pictures.

1930–35; < Latin vidē(re) to see + -o as in audio Unabridged
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video (ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ)
1.  relating to or employed in the transmission or reception of a televised image
2.  of, concerned with, or operating at video frequencies
n , -os
3.  the visual elements of a television broadcast
4.  a film recorded on a video cassette
5.  video cassette short for video cassette recorder
6.  (US) an informal name for television
vb , -os, videos, videoing, videoed
7.  to record (a television programme, etc) on a video cassette recorder
[C20: from Latin vidēre to see, on the model of audio]

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Word Origin & History

1935, as visual equivalent of audio, from L. video "I see," first person singular present indicative of videre "to see" (see vision). Videotape (n.) is from 1953; the verb is 1959, from the noun; videocassette is from 1971; video game is from 1973.
Videocassette recorder is from 1971, now usually VCR (also 1971).
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Computing Dictionary

video definition

Moving images stored as a sequence of static images (called "frames") representing snapshots of the scene, taken at regularly spaced time intervals, e.g 50 frames per second. Apart from the frame rate, other important properties of a video are the resolution and colour depth of the individual images.
Video data is typically stored and transmitted in a format that includes synchoronised sound.
The many file formats in use for video differ chiefly in the type of compression used. Compression is even more important for video that for static images due to the large amount of data involved in even a short video. Furthermore, compression allows video to be transmitted via a channel whose bandwidth is less than the raw data rate implied by the resolution and frame rate. This allows the recipient to start displaying the video before the transmission is complete, a process known as streaming.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
Tennis has had a historically important, if sometimes forgotten, role in the
  history of video games.
Click here to view an uncaptioned version of this video.
We are in the process of correcting the video and will post an updated version
Watch the above video to see the stark differences between the museum of old
  and today's stunning transformation.
Images for video
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