Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A telephone equipped for both audio and video transmission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A telephone capable of transmitting both audio and video signals in both directions.

Etymologies

video +‎ phone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The videophone is not new and has been a dream for many years.

    Ojo – The Face of the New Telephone

  • My company 5LINX, has a unique product called the videophone, we were featured as the top story on NBC news, check it out www. seevideophone.com

    Living Our Lives - SpouseBUZZ

  • Along the way he argues that the videophone is a technology that has passed by.

    Times Columnist

  • AMANPOUR: Ron Moreau, in Pakistan, who joins us via this much heralded new piece of equipment called the videophone, there it's even more tense, isn't it, for Americans?

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2003

  • It is because Nic is on this videophone, which is a new device that we are using, and there is always a delay, tends to be a delay in audio.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2001

  • Still, inventors and dreamers keep coming back to the notion that the videophone is the way of the future.

    Computerworld News

  • The videophone was a futuristic device when Fritz Lang used it in 1927 and still futuristic in when Stanley Kubrick used it in 1968 for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and again for Ridley Scott in 1982 in Bladerunner.

    Kris Abel's Tech Life

  • One of the advantages of having a videophone is the ability to make video calls even when there isn't a computer around.

    Gizmo Watch

  • I talk for free every other day to my buddy George Mann in the UK, on a "videophone" called Skype, and I read all my news off the same screen, and the pictures next to the columns of words all move.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • A.E. van Vogt coined the term "videophone" in which of his novels?

    REVIEW: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited by Jeff Prucher

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