Definition of videodisc in English:



  • A CD-ROM or other disc used to store visual images.

    • ‘Digital videodiscs were used rather than CD's, he said, because much more information can be stored on each DVD.’
    • ‘Lasers are commonly seen in several ordinary commercial applications, such as bar code scanners, laser pointers, CD players, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, laser surgery, and laser-light shows.’
    • ‘Synchronisation was a difficult trick to manage, and there were even crude videodiscs produced which could help you get your machine up to speed before the beginning of transmissions.’
    • ‘Compact discs and digital videodiscs have become the de facto standards for media storage and playback for millions of consumers and businesses around the world.’
    • ‘After an unsuccessful beginning in the 1970s with training extension courses on videodisc, trainers distributed content through the use of CD ROMs.’
    • ‘The archive for the European art videodisc contains over 2,800 images of individual works, each accompanied by identifying caption information and details.’
    • ‘Decision aids include booklets, tapes, videodiscs, interactive computer programs, or paper based charts, to help presentation and discussion of risk information with patients.’
    • ‘In fact, videodiscs were becoming cheaper than audio discs, with prices ranging from Rs.85 to Rs.299.’
    • ‘Interactive videodisc programs were the first grand experiments in integrating emerging technologies into the museum galleries.’
    • ‘They have developed software which emulates the obsolete BBC computer and videodisc player on which the original system ran.’