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  1. a telephone that incorporates both voice and video capabilities.
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Compare Picturephone.

Origin of videophone

First recorded in 1950–55; video + (tele)phone
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Examples from the Web for videophone

Historical Examples of videophone

  • Tom flicked on the videophone and two men appeared on the screen.

    Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X

    Victor Appleton

  • Tom switched on the videophone screen to a private channel to catch the noon news while they ate.

  • Harlan just phoned and said he'd had a call from Washington, asking us to stand by the videophone at one-thirty sharp.

British Dictionary definitions for videophone


  1. a telephonic device in which there is both verbal and visual communication between parties
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Derived Formsvideophonic (ˌvɪdɪəˈfɒnɪk), adjective
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