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video

[vid-ee-oh] /ˈvɪd iˌoʊ/
noun
1.
Television.
  1. the elements of television, as in a program or script, pertaining to the transmission or reception of the image (distinguished from audio).
  2. the video part of a television broadcast.
2.
Informal. videotape.
3.
Informal. television:
She is a star of stage and video.
4.
a program, movie, or the like, that is available commercially on videocassette.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to the electronic apparatus for producing the television picture:
video amplifier.
7.
of or pertaining to television, especially the visual elements.
8.
of or pertaining to videocassettes, videocassette recorders, music video, etc.:
a video shop.
9.
pertaining to or employed in the transmission or reception of television pictures.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Latin vidē(re) to see + -o as in audio
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Examples from the web for videos
  • Many are educators at primary and secondary level who produce videos as part of their theses.
  • Its difficulty has inspired many players to post videos of themselves playing the song online.
  • Several days later they dutifully returned the videos they had rented, and invariably repeated the process.
  • We watch the videos and read the discussion forums and blogs.
  • He's not breaking them up into small groups or having them make videos.
  • He put out about a dozen videos and letters in the past year on financial topics.
  • Students were also shown some of the resulting videos and asked to rate their effectiveness at explaining the concept involved.
  • The articles include color images and, on occasion, videos.
  • Students generally don't argue to have their grades determined by, for example, making collages or rock videos.
  • One big reason behind the steep rise of these websites is the way they treat the people who act in these bridal gowns, videos.
British Dictionary definitions for videos

video

/ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ/
adjective
1.
relating to or employed in the transmission or reception of a televised image
2.
of, concerned with, or operating at video frequencies
noun (pl) -os
3.
the visual elements of a television broadcast
4.
a film recorded on a video cassette
6.
(US) an informal name for television
verb videos, videoing, videoed
7.
to record (a television programme, etc) on a video cassette recorder
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Word Origin
C20: from Latin vidēre to see, on the model of audio
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Word Origin and History for videos

video

adj., n., pref.

1935, as visual equivalent of audio, from Latin video "I see," first person singular present indicative of videre "to see" (see vision). video game is from 1973.

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