n. pl. vid·e·os
a. A sequence of images processed electronically into an analog or digital format and displayed on a screen with sufficient rapidity as to create the illusion of motion and continuity.
b. A signal carrying such images.
a. A movie recorded electronically, usually including a soundtrack: a video of a birthday party.
b. The presentation of such a work.
c. The electronic medium in which such movies are recorded: a movie released on video.
3. A music video.
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