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videocassette recorder a device for recording on and replaying videocassettes; video recorder or VCR.
video chat a conversation between people via an electronic means that allows both speaking with and viewing the other person or persons. [2 definitions]
videoconference an organized meeting in which participants in different locations communicate by transmitted audio and visual signals.
videoconferencing the process of holding an organized meeting via transmitted audio and visual signals.
videodisc a disc on which sounds and moving images can be recorded for later playback on a television set.
video game any of various electronic or computerized games in which players manipulate images on a television or other electronic screen.
videotape a magnetic tape on which moving images can be recorded, usu. accompanied by sound, for later broadcast or playback on television. [3 definitions]
videotex any electronic system for the distribution of data for display on video screens, often allowing for interaction by users via telephone or television; videotext.
vidicon a small, highly sensitive television camera tube that forms an image on a photoconductive surface that is then scanned with an electron beam.
vie to compete with another for victory, superiority, or the like (usu. fol. by "for").
Vienna the capital of Austria.
Vientiane the capital of Laos.
Vietcong a nationalistic, communist guerrilla force in Vietnam that fought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government with the help and support of North Vietnam during 1954-75. [2 definitions]
Vietminh a Vietnamese organization, formed in 1941 by a coalition of nationalists and communists, that sought independence from domination by the Japanese and the French. [2 definitions]
Vietnam a Southeast Asian country in eastern Indochina on the South China Sea; Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Vietnamese a citizen or inhabitant of Vietnam, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Vietnam War a war (1954-1975) between the communist Viet Cong forces supported by North Vietnam, China, and Russia and the non-communist government forces supported by South Vietnam and the U.S., which ended with the unification of Vietnam under communist North Vietnam.
view the act of looking at or observing; visual inspection; survey. [7 definitions]
viewable combined form of view.
viewer one who views, esp. a spectator or person who watches television. [2 definitions]
viewfinder a device on a camera that indicates to the photographer what will appear in the photograph.