Definition of Ceefax in English:

Ceefax

noun

British
trademark
  • [mass noun] A teletext service provided by the BBC:

    ‘our service brings you constantly updated financial information on Ceefax’
    • ‘As well as comprehensive coverage of the best of the action on television, including a full results service on Ceefax from page 380, you can also keep up-to-date on the radio.’
    • ‘The BBC's pioneering interactive teletext service Ceefax began thirty years ago today.’
    • ‘BBC Online also offered a comprehensive results service, as did Ceefax and Digital Text - via mobile phones.’
    • ‘As always in these situations, listen out for radio bulletins or check Ceefax and Teletext for updates.’
    • ‘To see what other lenders have on offer, browse through the Best Buys in the weekend newspapers, Teletext, Ceefax, and online - most are produced by independent researcher Moneyfacts.’

Origin

1970s: representing the pronunciation of the initial syllables of seeing and facsimile.

Pronunciation:

Ceefax

/ˈsiːfaks/