multimedia

[ muhl-tee-mee-dee-uh, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈmi di ə, ˌmʌl taɪ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.

adjective

of, relating to, or involving the use of multimedia.
having or offering the use of various communications or promotional media: a multimedia corporation that owns TV stations and newspapers.

Origin of multimedia

First recorded in 1960–65; multi- + media1
Related formsmul·ti·me·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multi-medial

multimedia

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈmiːdɪə) /

pl n

the combined use of media such as television, slides, etc, esp in education

adjective

of or relating to the use of a combination of mediamultimedia teaching aids
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 multi-medial

multimedia


adj.

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

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