Definition of Minitel in English:

Minitel

noun

  • An interactive videotex system sponsored by the French government, in which computer terminals are linked together via the telephone network. Also: a home computer terminal forming part of this system.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The American Banker. From French Minitel, probably from -min- (in terminal) + -i- + tel- (in téléphone), although probably influenced also by mini- mini-.

Pronunciation

Minitel

/ˈmɪnɪtɛl/