Definition of Nicam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also NICAM) noun
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪkæm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪkæm//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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a system used in television to provide video signals with high-quality sound Word Origin1980s: acronym from near instantaneously companded audio multiplex.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Nicam