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One Hundred Basic Terms

Multimedia

   

1. Combination of many media using, for example, sound, pictures, and text.

2. Interaction of visual and audio effects under special software control. Usually means a combination of text, sound and graphics, recently also that of animation and video. A characteristic (if not a determining) feature of multimedia web nodes and CDs are hyperlinks.

3. Combination of voice, text, data, as well as still and moving images. A multimedia database, for example, would contain textual information, images, video clips, tables of data, all equally easy to access. A multimedia telecommunication service would permit the user to send or receive any of these forms of information, interchangeability at will.

All terms are presented in the version edited by the Authors. Comments and suggestions please address to info@iis.ru

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