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

 

webcam

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwebkæm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwebkæm//
 
Computer hardware
 
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a video camera that is connected to a computer so that what it records can be seen on a website or on another computer as it happens See related entries: Computer hardware Word Origin 1990s: blend of web in the sense ‘World Wide Web’ and cam(era).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: webcam