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September 22, 2013 - Word of the Day

video

The word "video" has become popular over the last thirty to forty years. Film was once the dominant medium for capturing images in photography and the making of movies. Gradually, magnetic tape and digital storage replaced film. Video was cheaper and easier to work with, and that is still true today. You can use this word as a noun or as an adjective, and some people even use it as a verb:

  • Cindy put all of her children's performances on video.
  • We have a lot of stuff on video.
  • Do you have a video camera?
  • Videos are often made for corporate presentations.
  • The instructions for the employees are on video.
  • Did you watch the video I gave to you?
  • Let's rent a video.
  • You can stream video online instead of going to a video store.
  • Video games are a popular form of entertainment.
  • Some police officers wear video cameras and record their daily encounters with the public.
  • Music videos became very popular in the early 1980s with the rise of MTV.
  • Videos on just about any subject are easily found on YouTube.

videoHe's watching a video on YouTube.

 

Note: Digital video now goes onto a memory card or a hard drive instead of tape.

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