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 (mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
The combined use of media, such as movies, music, lighting, and the internet, as for education, entertainment, or advertising.
1. Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.
2. Computers Of or relating to an application that integrates different media, such as text, graphics, video, and sound.


pl n
(Communications & Information) the combined use of media such as television, slides, etc, esp in education
1. (Communications & Information) of or relating to the use of a combination of media: multimedia teaching aids.
2. (Computer Science) computing of or relating to any of various systems which can manipulate data in a variety of forms, such as sound, graphics, or text


(ˌmʌl tiˈmi di ə, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the combined use of several media, as sound and video in a computer application.
2. of or involving the use of several media simultaneously.
3. having or offering the use of various communications or promotional media.
mul`ti•me′di•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multimedia - transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)multimedia - transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
hypermedia, hypermedia system, interactive multimedia, interactive multimedia system - a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together


[ˈmʌltɪˈmiːdɪə] ADJ [aids, presentation] (also Comput) → multimedia


[ˌmʌltiˈmiːdiə] n
(= products with sound, pictures, film) → multimédia m
(EDUCATION)multimédia m
(ART)multimédia m multimedia machinemultimedia machine nordinateur m multimédiamulti-millionaire multimillionaire [ˌmʌltimɪliəˈnɛər] nmultimillionnaire m/f, multimilliardaire m/f
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Today, as more multimedia presentation tools such as audio, video, animations, and games have migrated to the Web, it would be expected that instructors would be revising their text based online courses by adding the more robust multimedia tools.
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If prepared properly, multimedia presentations can benefit any small business, says Michael Thomas, executive director and CEO of Executive Suite Consulting in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Richie and Aten studied the multimedia effects of audio and visual on reading and found that reading competency is dependent on both auditory as well as visual processing (Robinson, 1985).
However, the term multimedia is used these days when referring to moving images and sound -- and that means adding hardware and software.
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As a result, we created a multimedia instructional program.

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