1. [syn: multimedia, multimedia system]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: transmission that combine media of communication (text and
graphics and sound etc.) [syn: multimedia, multimedia
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
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.