Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A recording on an optical disk, especially of a movie, that can be played on a television. See Usage Note at compact disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An optical disc used to record video images on special equipment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set

Etymologies

Originally a German trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Samsung in the past has hedged its bets on video technology, offering, for instance, videodisc machines that played both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats.

    3-D Becomes a TV Commodity

  • MCA DiscoVision Inc. was a division of entertainment giant MCA, established in 1969 to develop and sell an optical videodisc system.

    Discovision Bumpers - The Retroist

  • But who has a videodisc player that still works anymore?

    Asimov, Foundation and more : The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas

  • They have been working for almost a year on a digital videodisc intended to provide content along with Web browsing for television sets, and he wants to review their progress before leaving for Japan, where he will meet with such potential partners as Toshiba.

    American Sketches

  • Early adopters of electronic storage now find that their data is stuck on obsolete formats — the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. has a whole bunch of photographs stored on videodisc, that ill-fated 1980s-era forerunner of the DVD, for example.

    The Revenge of Paper

  • Home-entertainment revenue jumped, with such videodisc releases as "Good Luck Chuck" and "3: 10 To Yuma."

    Lions Gate Earnings Rise

  • Toshiba's expansion plan shows its willingness to maintain its competitiveness after it pulled out of the race to market the next-generation digital videodisc.

    Toshiba Plans Expansion to Boost Sales

  • Last week, a videodisc began circulating that reportedly shows the president chatting with one of the country's leading clerics, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.

    Religion Versus Reality

  • As early as 1984 I can remember working on a highly-innovative, game-based videodisc for pharmaceutical reps, that used all sorts of fab video effects including a nevigatable 3D mock-up of a hospital, that won an industry award, appeared on the BBC, but which was hopelessly off-beam in terms of its application.

    The big question for January: quality v speed

  • SelectaVision is the name of a videodisc system that RCA introduced almost a quarter of a century ago.

    Word Fugitives

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