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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 of multimedia
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; multi- + media1
Related forms
multimedial, adjective
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  • We give life to images, sounds, textures, to multimedia and virtual reality involving ourselves in new interactions.

  • The literate argument of science and multimedia's non-linear heuristic path to science are fundamentally different.

  • To access a book is different from accessing a multimedia knowledge platform.

  • Hackers even made sites available from which it is possible to download whole software and multimedia products.

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British Dictionary definitions for multimedia

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 multimedia
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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