• Acronym for the French term Syslème électronique Couleur Avec Mémoire, or Séquentiel Couleur Avec Mé-moire, although there are various similar variations. A standard for the generation, transmission, and reception of TV signals. It provides for a resolution of 625 horizontal lines per frame, with 50 interlaced half-frames per second for a total of 25 frames per second. Of the 625 total lines, approximately 576 are active, while the aspect ratio is 4:3. SECAM is used in a few European, some Asian, and many African countries, while the other two main world standards are PAL and NTSC. All three are mutually incompatible. Also called SECAM standard.
  • acronym forSéquentiel Couleur Avec Mémoire
  • acronym forSystème électronique Couleur Avec Mémoire

Media Studies

  • noun the standard television system used in France and much of eastern Europe.
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