Definitions

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  • n. An interest in and/or appreciation for video, particularly home media with high picture quality.
  • n. An inactive lifestyle characterized by activities that involve spending time in front of a screen, such as television, video games, and the Internet.

Etymologies

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video +‎ -philia

Examples

  • You won't read about "videophilia" and "nature-deficit disorder" in any wildlife journals, but these "diseases" have grave impacts for the future of wildlife and our environment.

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  • "videophilia", is a study showing that a steady decline in nature recreation since the late

    Scientific Blogging

  • We recently wrote a review paper looking at this phenomenon as well as at the effects of videophilia [love of electronic screens] on childhood development.

    Lloyd Alter: Go Play Outside!

  • "The replacement of vigorous outdoor activities by sedentary, indoor videophilia has far-reaching consequences for physical and mental health, especially in children," said survey co-author Oliver R. W. Pergams.

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  • The high use of media technology has caused re-searchers to recently coin the term for a new disease, "videophilia."

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