noun[usually as modifier]
- After all, the French government already levies an artist tax on audio and video tapes.
- In terms of graphics and audio performance the DS is at least half a generation behind.
- This also applies to audio equipment in the motor vehicle as well as compact discs.
1930s: independent usage of audio-.
view from Middle English:
View goes back to Latin videre ‘to see’. Review (Late Middle English), first recorded as a noun denoting a formal inspection of military or naval forces, is literally a re-viewing. Video [1930s] is the Latin for ‘I see’ just as audio is the Latin for ‘I hear’. Visa (mid 19th century), evidence that your right to enter a country has been checked, is a shortening of Latin charta visa literally ‘seen paper’.
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