Definition of videotex in English:

videotex

Syllabification: vid·e·o·tex
Pronunciation: /ˈvidēōˌteks
 
/
(also videotext /-ˌtekst/)

noun

  • An electronic information system such as teletext or viewdata.
    More example sentences
    • Digitizing the News begins with a description of the historical efforts of newspapers to explore electronic delivery with such technologies as teletext, videotex, fax, and telephone news services.
    • U.S. videotex systems promised news and information that was more timely, more thorough and more personal than printed newspapers, writes Roger Fidler, a pioneer in electronic publishing.
    • ‘The French videotex system Minitel: A successful implementation of a national information echnology infrastructure,’ MIS Quarterly, volume 18, number 1, pp. 1-20.

Origin

1970s: from video + text.

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