1. an electronic information transmission and retrieval technology enabling interactive communication, for such purposes as data acquisition and dissemination and electronic banking and shopping, between typically large and diverse computer databases and users of home or office display terminals connected to telephone or cable-television lines, or through use of broadcast television signals.
Also vid·e·o·text, vid·e·o-text [vid-ee-oh-tekst] /ˈvɪd i oʊˌtɛkst/.
Compare teletext, viewdata.

Origin of videotex

First recorded in 1975–80; video + tex(t) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for videotex


  1. trademark an information system that displays information from a distant computer on a television screenSee also Teletext, Viewdata
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