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video game

n.
An electronic game played by manipulating moving figures on a display screen, often designed for play on a special gaming console rather than a personal computer.

video game

n
(Electronics) any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit

vid′eo game`


n.
1. any of various games played on a video screen or television set with a microcomputer.
2. any of various games played on a microchip-controlled device, as a toy or arcade machine.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.video game - a game played against a computervideo game - a game played against a computer  
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
virtual reality - a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move about in this world and interact with objects as if inside it
Translations
počítačová hravideohra
videoludo
videojuegojuego de video
videopeli
jeu vidéojeux vidéo
משחק מחשב
videojáték
テレビゲームビデオゲーム
비디오 게임
ludus electronicusludus visualis
video žaidimai
videospelvideospelletje
video gamevideojogo
joc video
bilgisayar oyunları

video game

nvideogioco
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