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Definition of "multimedia" []

  • Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery. (adjective)
  • Computer Science Of or relating to an application that can combine text, graphics, full-motion video, and sound into an intergrated package. (adjective)
  • The combined use of media, such as movies, music, lighting, CD-ROMs, and the Internet, as for education or entertainment. (noun-plural)
  • The combined use of media, such as television, radio, print, and the Internet, as for advertising or publicity. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "multimedia" in a sentence
  • "In common usage, the term multimedia refers to an electronically delivered combination of media including video, still images, audio, text in such a way that can be accessed interactively."
  • "Although Nokia is the biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, the same can't be said about the U.S. market, where it rarely partners with carriers to reduce the cost of its powerful yet expensive line of what it calls multimedia computers."
  • "I started as a Arts student, played around in multimedia, and graduated as a software engineer."