[muhl-tee-mee-dee-uh, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈmi di ə, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the combined use of several , as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.
of, relating to, or involving the use of multimedia.
having or offering the use of various communications or promotional :
a multimedia corporation that owns TV stations and newspapers.
the combined use of media such as television, slides, etc, esp in education
of or relating to the use of a combination of media: multimedia teaching aids
(computing) of or relating to any of various systems which can manipulate data in a variety of forms, such as sound, graphics, or text
also multi-media, 1962, from multi- + media.
Any collection of data including text, graphics, images, audio and video, or any system for processing or interacting with such data. Often also includes concepts from hypertext.
This term was once almost synonymous with CD-ROM in the personal computer world because the large amounts of data involved were best supplied on CD-ROM. DVDs and broadband Internet connections have now largely replaced CDs as the means of delivery.
A “multimedia PC” typically includes software for playing DVD video, 5.1 audio hardware and can display video on a television. It may also include a television receiver and software to record broadcast television to disk and play it back. The Multimedia Personal Computer (MPC) standard was an attempt to improve compatibility between such systems.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.multimedia.
- Multimedia compact disc
storage (MMCD) A CD-ROM standard for storing 4.7 GB of data including video. MMCD is being developed by a large numer of computer manufacturers and is expected to be shipped in late 1996 or early 1997. Initially it will be aimed at the consumer market, then perhaps in CD-ROM format for computers, and maybe later […]
- Multimedia extension
Matrix Math eXtensions
- Multimedia internet mail extensions
Called Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions in the RFC. [Is this an old name for it?]
- Multimedia messaging services
messaging (MMS) A feature of some mobile telephones that allows them to send messages including text, sound, images and video. (2007-06-25)