Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
a means of providing a written or graphical representation of computerized information on a television screen
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A computer communication service which uses information from a database, and which allows the user, equipped with a limited computer terminal, to interact with the service in selecting information to be displayed, so as to provide electronic mail, teleshopping, financial services, calculation services, and such.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
videotexThe early, first attempts at interactive information delivery for shopping, banking and news. Starting in the 1970s, many trials were made, but videotex never caught on in the U.S., and it was not very successful elsewhere except in France (see Minitel). Videotex used a TV set-top box and keyboard. Data were delivered by phone line and stored in the box as predefined frames with limited graphics that were retrieved from a menu. See interactive.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.