Definition of multimedia in English:



  • 1(of art, education, etc.) using more than one medium of expression or communication.

    • ‘The predominance of multimedia art in Korea is due largely to the environment in which it is being created.’
    • ‘It is a mix of unique live performances coupled with digital and multimedia art, which flow into each other.’
    • ‘Some posters are photographs of behavioural art, sculptures, and multimedia works.’
    • ‘Is it a college nearby with a strong curriculum for multimedia training and development?’
    • ‘Graduate students in museum studies and multimedia design assisted in the data collection.’
    • ‘For me, art has always been a multimedia thing, about communication.’
    • ‘The new venture involves the provision of a Media Lab and multimedia learning throughout the school.’
    • ‘He expects multimedia communications will grow rapidly as corporations demand the service.’
    1. 1.1(of computer applications) incorporating audio and video, especially interactively.
      ‘multimedia applications’
      • ‘The package consists of flash cards, lesson plans and training sessions for teachers, multimedia software and a set of books.’
      • ‘Apple released QuickTime 7.3.1 Thursday afternoon to address several security flaws in the multimedia tool.’
      • ‘Games and multimedia applications use the technique to fade smoothly between one image and another.’
      • ‘Of special interest were the multi-media packages, which business executives could use to make product and service presentations to clients and prospective customers.’
      • ‘In the last few minutes he has now decided to play a multimedia promo CD.’
      • ‘It has the usual hot keys to multimedia applications as well as a detachable palm rest.’
      • ‘The idea, of course, is to get more people to use Microsoft's multimedia software in the home.’
      • ‘These services consume too much of the Internet resources while providing service to the multimedia applications.’
      • ‘The new software is a multimedia environment with a simple, understandable tool palette and easily manipulated views of related drawings, documents, and data.’
      • ‘Law said students who were not interested in academic studies could choose to study career-oriented subjects such as beauty and multi-media game design in senior secondary two.’
      • ‘All big motherboard makers have already established divisions for CD / DVD drives, multimedia products, cases or network products long ago.’
      • ‘Critical is the ability to deliver more advanced multimedia applications more cheaply and quickly.’
      • ‘In addition to voice services, the company said that initial applications would centre around high speed Internet access as well as video messaging and other multimedia services.’


  • 1[mass noun] The use of a variety of artistic or communicative media.

    • ‘There are also dozens of sculptures, ceramics, photographs, installations and multi-media.’
    • ‘If multimedia is used, provide text transcripts of audio, and descriptions of video.’
    • ‘The Turn is a vast project, which encompasses music, video and multimedia.’
    • ‘The same graphics and photos that explain unfamiliar concepts or show what can't normally be seen can be turned into powerful multimedia.’
    • ‘He did dabble in other areas of art, however, including watercolor, multimedia, animation and Web design.’
    • ‘When they come home from school, children acquire their knowledge through multimedia, with a strong visual component that is seconded by sound.’
    • ‘Sometimes Iwai lets the words remain superimposed over the proceeding images, but never enough to push the film into the stuffy vocabulary of multimedia.’
    • ‘The selected work encompasses a range of media, including painting, print, photography, sculpture, installation, video, light, sound, performance and multimedia.’
    1. 1.1An extension of hypertext allowing the provision of audio and video material cross-referenced to a computer text.
      • ‘The quiz that is expected to last three hours will include multimedia and audio and visual clippings.’
      • ‘The multimedia experience you can see today is more recent.’
      • ‘Many of our fellows also worked in the sphere of multimedia as well as computer games.’
      • ‘And multimedia, messages with sound and animated pictures, is within easy reach.’
      • ‘I'm fast coming to the conclusion that I'll settle somewhere on the growing territory of online film and multimedia.’
      • ‘If multimedia is used, provide text transcripts of audio, and descriptions of video.’
      • ‘These resources will include both print based and multimedia based stock.’
      • ‘If budgets are going to be cut, then clients aren't going to go for the kind of multimedia campaigns they used to.’
      • ‘If it is unnecessary or there are other alternatives to multimedia, then, do not use it.’
      • ‘Use will be made of the internet and multimedia for ongoing support.’
      • ‘Mobile Internet services are part of this commitment and are forecast to play an important role in the future of mobile multimedia.’
      • ‘Citizens who do not know how to use multimedia will become disenfranchised.’
      • ‘In fact, almost any computer sold today is multimedia and video production-ready.’
      • ‘It's also worth mentioning that the quality of the multimedia has a lot to do with audio and video coprocessors.’
      • ‘These phones have greater computational power and are designed to integrate music and multimedia with voice.’
      • ‘Her research interests are in educational uses of computers and in interactive multimedia.’
      • ‘He is a character for the wired, multimedia, information-age toddler.’
      • ‘The cable industry's foray into voice and related multimedia is happening on three levels.’
      • ‘For these kids, multimedia will be as prevalent in the classroom as the chalkboard.’
      • ‘Use of graphics and multimedia can enhance the message being provided and in many cases make the site easier to use.’