Definition of Nicam in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌɪkam/
(also NICAM)


[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!


1980s: acronym from near instantaneously companded audio multiplex.

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