Definition of webcam in English:

webcam

Syllabification: web·cam
Pronunciation: /ˈwebˌkam
 
/

noun

( • trademark in the US)
  • A video camera that inputs to a computer connected to the Internet, so that its images can be viewed by Internet users.
    More 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.

Origin

1990s: blend of web in the sense 'World Wide Web' and cam(era).

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