Teleconferencing in which video images are transmitted among the various geographically separated participants in a meeting. Originally done using analog video and satellite links, today video conferencing uses compressed digital images transmitted over wide area networks or the Internet. A 56K communications channel supports freeze-frame video; with a 1.544-Mbps (T1) channel, full-motion video can be used. See also 56K, desktop conferencing, freeze-frame video, full-motion video, T1, teleconferencing. Compare data conferencing.
The practice of using videoconferences.