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webcam

[web-kam] /ˈwɛbˌkæm/
noun
1.
a digital camera whose images are transmitted, often in real time, over the World Wide Web.
Also, Webcam.
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Examples from the web for webcam
  • To make videoconferencing happen would require a box with some power in it, as well as a webcam.
  • There's no webcam for those of us hoping to do video chats.
  • As an alternative, you could use a standard webcam with a built-in microphone for surveillance.
  • There's no webcam for those of us hoping to do video chats.
  • And they may well be handed a voice recorder and/or webcam and told to file audio and video too.
  • If your computer does not have a built-in webcam, get an external one.
  • webcam mic is oddly positioned at the right of the screen.
  • Please refrain from automated reloading of webcam images at rates that exceed our updating of imagery.
  • Scientists and anyone else interested in the river can watch or operate the webcam from their web browser.
British Dictionary definitions for webcam

webcam

/ˈwɛbˌkæm/
noun
1.
a camera that transmits still or moving images over the internet
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webcam in Technology

World-Wide Web, hardware, video
(World-Wide Web camera) Any video camera whose output is available for viewing via the Internet or an intranet. Typically a webcam would be a slow-scan CCD video camera connected to a video capture card in a computer. Images from the camera are captured periodically and made available on a web page. In 1999 there are hundreds of webcams in operation around the world showing everything from bedrooms to traffic.
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(1999-01-11)

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