Meaning of “multimedia” in the English Dictionary

"multimedia" in British English

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multimediaadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌmʌl.tiˈmiː.di.ə/ us /ˌmʌl.tiˈmiː.di.ə/

(Definition of “multimedia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multimedia" in American English

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multimedianoun [ U ]

us /ˌmʌl·tiˈmid·i·ə, ˌmʌl·tɑɪ-/

a combination of pictures, sound, and words, used esp. in computers or entertainment:

a multimedia production

(Definition of “multimedia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multimedia" in Business English

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multimediaadjective [ before noun ]

also multi-media uk /ˌmʌltiˈmiːdiə/ us IT, COMMUNICATIONS

communicating or sharing information in the form of sound, pictures, and video as well as text:

a multimedia industry or activity uses different types of media, such as computers, television, and newspapers, in order to sell or present information:

multimedianoun [ U ]

also multi-media uk /ˌmʌltiˈmiːdiə/ us IT, COMMUNICATIONS

the use of many different types of media to communicate and share information, especially using computers as well as traditional media:

The development of consumer electronics was influenced by the growing popularity of information technology and multi-media.
She is associate creative director of multimedia at a broadcasting company.

(Definition of “multimedia” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)