video game

or vid·e·o·game

[ vid-ee-oh-geym ]
/ ˈvɪd i oʊˌgeɪm /

noun Digital Technology.

any of various interactive games played using a specialized electronic gaming device or a computer or mobile device and a television or other display screen, along with a means to control graphic images.
any of various games played using a microchip-controlled device, as an arcade machine or handheld toy.

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Also called electronic game .

Origin of video game

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for video game

video game

noun

any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit
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