Definition of “video” - English Dictionary

“video” in British English

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videonoun

uk /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ/ us /ˈvɪd.i.oʊ/ plural videos

video noun (FILM)

A2 [ U or C ] a recording of moving pictures and sound, especially as a digital file, DVD, etc.:

My new laptop handles video really well.
People can upload videos of their pets to this website.
We had a video made of our wedding.
The series is now available on video.
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A2 [ C ] also music video a short film made to go with a popular song:

Have you seen the video for "Crazy in Love"?

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video noun (MACHINE)

videoadjective

uk /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ/ us /ˈvɪd.i.oʊ/

videoverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ/ us /ˈvɪd.i.oʊ/ also tape

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

“video” in American English

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videonoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈvɪd·iˌoʊ/ plural videos

a series of recorded images which are shown on television or viewed on a screen:

[ U ] The system transmits voice, data, and video between soldiers and command centers.

A video is also a videotape:

[ C ] We watched two videos – both new films.
video
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈvɪd·iˌoʊ/

The CD-ROM includes video clips.

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

“video” in Business English

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videonoun

uk /ˈvɪdiəʊ/ us COMMUNICATIONS, IT

[ C ] an electronic recording of moving images, for example a film or TV programme:

We were watching a video on YouTube.
Users can download free video clips.

[ U ] a system used for electronically recording moving images:

The website uses video to enhance learning.
video link/footage Speaking on a video link from Washington, the Treasury Secretary said the US economy was well positioned for economic growth.

[ C ] UK a machine for recording television programmes or showing videos

videoverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvɪdiəʊ/ us

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