video game

or vid·e·o·game

[ vid-ee-oh-geym ]
/ ˈvɪd i oʊˌgeɪm /


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.

Nearby words

  1. video cassette,
  2. video cassette recorder,
  3. video conferencing,
  4. video display terminal,
  5. video frequency,
  6. video gaming,
  7. video jockey,
  8. video journalism,
  9. video mail,
  10. video memory

Origin of video game

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called electronic game. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for video game

video game


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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