Meaning of “video game” in the English Dictionary

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"video game" in British English

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video gamenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ ˌɡeɪm/ us /ˈvɪd.i.oʊ ˌɡeɪm/

Examples

  • His new video game is apparently selling like hot cakes.
  • He gets really hyped up when he's playing video games.
  • That video game is really neat!
  • The problem with video games is that they're addictive.

Examples from literature

  • Football is a game – but chess, video games, and hide and seek are games, too, each with its own rules. 
  • For many years, researchers have studied video games. 
  • In books, movies, television shows, and video games the bad character often dresses in black. 
  • In some video games, like Warcraft, you have to fight against dragons. 
  • In the 1970s we didn’t have the smartphones, video games, and robots that we have today. 
  • Most young people now play video games. 
  • Now, we can play video games on computers, TVs, or phones. 
  • So, video games have now joined football and baseball as stadium sports. 
  • The researchers wondered if violent video games create violent people. 
  • Today, there are video game competitions in stadiums. 
  • You can control a computer with your body in come video games. 

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

"video game" in American English

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video gamenoun [ C ]

/ˈvid·iˌoʊ ˌɡeɪm/

a game in which the player controls moving pictures on a television screen by pressing buttons or moving a short handle:

The best video games involve using your imagination to solve problems.

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