Definition of Nicam in English:

Nicam

Line breaks: Nicam
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌɪkam
 
/
(also NICAM)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A digital system used in British television to provide video signals with high-quality stereo sound: [as modifier]: a Nicam stereo TV
    More example sentences
    • To have a concert in your front room was more impressive than having widescreen digital TV with Nicam stereo sound.
    • Pictures are usually small and jerky and sound nowhere near Nicam stereo quality.
    • I have a number of friends who rush out to buy the latest tweaks to existing technology, such as upgrading their TV from mono to Nicam stereo, then widescreen, followed by a quick change to a digital widescreen flat screen!

Origin

1980s: acronym from near instantaneously companded audio multiplex.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody