Definition of webcam in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛbkam/


A video camera connected to a computer, allowing its images to be seen by Internet users.
Example sentences
  • Podcasting and Internet radio allow anyone to become a DJ, and digital video cameras and webcams are used by a new generation of filmmakers.
  • Last Sunday the boy hooked up his new webcam to his computer in his room and sent his first images to his homepage.
  • With a USB cable and software, it doubles as a webcam for video chat.

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