General English


  • (written as Webcam)
    Abbreviation of Web camera. A video camera primarily intended for the transmission of images over the Internet. Such a camera may be utilized, for instance, for videoconferencing, in chat programs with video capabilities, for sending video email, or for monitoring a given area or environment. Also spelled Web cam. Also called videocam, or NetCam.

Media Studies

  • noun a digital camera connected to the Internet which can transmit moving images live