videotex

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Etymology[edit]

video +‎ text

Noun[edit]

videotex (usually uncountable, plural videotexes)

  1. Any of various early information retrieval services, such as viewdata and Teletext systems, that delivered pages of computerized text to users on request.
    • 1980, IEEE Computer Society, Computer‎
      A variety of extensions of this basic videotex terminal can be foreseen.
    • 1984, The Radio and Electronic Engineer‎
      In this paper, the development of a microprocessor based system for converting videotex pages to synthetic speech in real time, for the benefit of blind people, is described.