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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ˈvid•e•o ˌgame, n. [countable]
  • Gamesa game played with a microcomputer on a video screen or television set.
  • Gamesa game played on a microchip-controlled device, as an arcade machine.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
    video game′, 
    1. Gamesany of various games played using a microcomputer with a keyboard and often joysticks to manipulate changes or respond to the action or questions on the screen.
    2. Gamesany of various games played using a microchip-controlled device, as an arcade machine or hand-held toy. Also called  electronic game. 
    • 1970–75


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    video game n
    1. any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit



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