- The definition of video is the visual part of something broadcasted.
An example of video is the part of a television show that you'd see, rather than hear; the video presentation.
- Video is the visual part of a movie or recorded program, or something recorded to watch in the future.
An example of a video is something you'd watch on YouTube.
video definition by Webster's New World
- of or used in television
- designating or of the picture portion of a telecast, as distinguished from the audio (or sound) portion
- designating or of the display of data on a computer screen
Origin: Classical Latin I see ; from videre: see vision: used by analogy with audio
- videocassette, videotape, etc.
- a performance or presentation, filmed or videotaped, prepared for viewing by telecast, videocassette, etc.
video definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to television, especially televised images.
- Of or relating to videotaped productions or videotape equipment and technology.
- Computer Science Of or relating to the production of images on video displays.
- The visual portion of a televised broadcast.
- Television: a star of stage, screen, and video.
- A videocassette or videotape, especially one containing a recording of a movie, music performance, or television program.
- A music video.
- Computer Science The appearance of text and graphics on a video display.
Origin: From Latin videō, first person sing. present tense of vidēre, to see; see vide.
video - Computer Definition
(1) May refer to a computer's display system rather than TV/video as in definition #3 below. For example, a "video card" is the same as a "graphics card" or "display adapter." The video system in a computer uses different standards than TV. It sends analog (VGA) or digital (DVI) signals to the monitor. See display adapter, VGA and DVI.
(2) A generic term for a full-length movie or a short movie clip. It can refer to an analog VHS videotape, a digital DVD or Blu-ray disc or to a computer file (WMV, FLV, AVI, MPEG, etc.).
(3) The image capture and transmission technology that was developed for the television industry. It was later enhanced with recording and playback capabilities. In North America, NTSC was the analog TV standard, and DTV is the digital TV standard. In Europe and other countries, PAL and SECAM are the analog standards, and DVB and ISDB are the digital standards. See NTSC, DTV and VTR. Different Color Encoding TVs and computers use different color models. The color encoding of TV video signals (broadcast TV, cable TV, VHS tape, DVD, etc.) uses the YUV color space, whereas the computer's video system processes images in the RGB color space. However, the screen electronics in both TVs and computers render only RGB, thus, YUV video is converted to RGB to be displayed (see color space, YUV and RGB).