videocassette

[ vid-ee-oh-kuh-set, -ka- ]
/ ˈvɪd i oʊ kəˌsɛt, -kæ- /

noun

a cassette enclosing a length of tape for video recording or reproduction.

Nearby words

  1. video tape,
  2. video tape recorder,
  3. video vérité,
  4. video-conference,
  5. video-record,
  6. videocassette recorder,
  7. videocast,
  8. videoconference,
  9. videoconferencing,
  10. videodisc

Origin of videocassette

First recorded in 1965–70; video + cassette

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British Dictionary definitions for video cassette

video cassette

noun

a cassette containing video tape
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Word Origin and History for video cassette

videocassette

n.

1971, from video + cassette. Videocassette recorder is from 1971, usually VCR (also 1971), now a period piece.

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