from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The combined use of media, such as movies, music, lighting, and the Internet, as for education, entertainment, or advertising.
  • adjective Of or relating to the combined use of several media.
  • adjective Computers Of or relating to an application that integrates different media, such as text, graphics, video, and sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun plurale tantum the use of different media to convey information; text together with audio, graphics and animation, often packaged on CD-ROM with links to the Internet
  • adjective of, or relating to this combined use of media
  • adjective computing of, or relating to an application that can combine such media into an integrated package

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)


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