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'Wayne's World' is my all time favorite comedy. I used to watch it on VHS on repeat with my brother when I was ten years old.
James Lafferty

Meaning of "VHS" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES VHS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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The Video Home System is a consumer-level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard developed by Victor Company of Japan. The 1970s was a period when video recording became a major contributor to the television industry. Like many other technological innovations, each of several companies made an attempt to produce a television recording standard that the majority of the world would embrace. At the peak of it all, the home video industry was caught up in a series of videotape format wars. Two of the formats, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS would eventually win the war, and therefore succeed as the dominant home video format, lasting throughout the tape format period. In later years, optical disc formats began to offer better quality than video tape. The earliest of these formats, Laserdisc, was not widely adopted, but the subsequent DVD format eventually did achieve mass acceptance and replaced VHS as the preferred method of distribution after 2000.

Definition of VHS in the English dictionary

The definition of VHS in the dictionary is ® video home system: a video cassette recording system using 1⁄2″ magnetic tape.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VHS

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WORDS THAT END LIKE VHS

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Synonyms and antonyms of VHS in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «VHS» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VHS

Find out the translation of VHS to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of VHS from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «VHS» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

VHS
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

VHS
570 millions of speakers

English

VHS
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वीएचएस
380 millions of speakers
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VHS
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

VHS
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

VHS
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিএইচএস
260 millions of speakers

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VHS
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

VHS
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

VHS
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

VHS
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

VHS
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

VHS
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

VHS
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விஎச்எஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हीएचएस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

VHS
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

VHS
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

VHS
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

VHS
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

VHS
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

VHS
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

VHS
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

VHS
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

VHS
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of VHS

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VHS»

The term «VHS» is very widely used and occupies the 9.565 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VHS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about VHS

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9 QUOTES WITH «VHS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word VHS.
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Afrika Bambaataa
They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
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Greg Cipes
'Turtles' was by far my favourite TV show when I was growing up. It would be the show that I would wanna watch more than anything. We'd record it on the big VHS tapes, and I'd watch it before school, after school, on the weekend, wear the costume, have all the weapons.
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Roland Joffe
I like DVDs so much - it's such a better format than VHS.
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Taran Killam
I used to have the 'Best Of Eddie Murphy' VHS tape that I wore out completely, watching it over and over again. His 'Buckwheat Sings' is, to this day, one of my all-time favorite sketches on the show. I also loved the one where he plays the Tooth Fairy.
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Taran Killam
Eddie Murphy was my guy for a long time. My first exposure to 'SNL' was his 'Best Of' VHS, and I would watch it over and over again. He was one of the few people on the show to play with the live elements and engage with the audience.
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Harmony Korine
I use to live on this street when I was a kid where there was an old person retirement home, and all of the old people would listen to that band Herman's Hermits, and they would wear white nursing shoes. And they would throw away stacks of VHS tapes, and I would go through the trash and take them.
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James Lafferty
'Wayne's World' is my all time favorite comedy. I used to watch it on VHS on repeat with my brother when I was ten years old.
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Dallas Roberts
I was a crazy Pee-wee Herman fan when I was in my early teens. Before he had the kids' TV show, he had a nightclub show in L.A., and I had gotten a VHS copy of it. It was a kids' show, but onstage in a bar, so it's sort of poking fun at the kids' show. And I was obsessed with that, and then 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure.'
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Kim Shaw
I probably wore out my VHS copy of 'Office Space.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VHS»

Discover the use of VHS in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to VHS and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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VHS: Absurd, Odd, and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era
Presents a collection of covers from a variety of odd and unintentionally humorous videotapes produced between 1988 and 1998.
Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher, 2011
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Popular Mechanics
We've been hearing rumors about an ultrahigh-quality version of the VHS home video format for years. And just recently, JVC, inventor of the VHS format, shook up the video world by announcing that it will be unveiling what it's calling S- VHS  ...
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New York Magazine
PICTURE-PERFECT COUCH POTATOES, REJOICE: THE PICTURE for VCRs is suddenly much brighter. JVC, the inventor of VHS, has just one-upped itself with Super VHS (S-VHS)— a new generation of both VCR and tape that doubles the ...
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Popular Science
Advances in audio technology have put them on the shelves of antique collectors . Now, improvements in magnetic-tape technology may doom the familiar video- cassette-recorder (VCR) formats, too. Today's VHS and Beta cassettes, using ...
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Practical VCR Repair
Most S-VHS machines also have a front panel switch that selects Normal VHS (N -VHS) or S-VHS. If a standard cassette is loaded, recording and playback will be in standard VHS format no matter what position the switch is in. With an S-VHS ...
Dave Ronan, 1994
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Popular Science
Compact VHS, once apparently losing out to the newer 8-mm format in the battle to build truly small camcorders, is fighting back. Engineering sleight of hand has made JVC's new 3.3-pound VHS camcorder-player the lightest yet and has ...
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Billboard
80061 Mr. T Gary Busey STAR CHAMBER CBS-Fox Video 1295 Michael Douglas Hal Holbrook 31 32 33 34 35 36 15 OCTOPUSSY CBS-Fox Video 4715 Roger Moore Maud Adams 1970 1983 1983 1984 PG VHS Beta VHS Beta VHS Beta ...
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Killer Tapes and Shattered Screens: Video Spectatorship From ...
This ambitious book deserves to be a new foundational text. " --Lucas Hilderbrand, author of "Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright" .
Caetlin Benson-Allott, 2013
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Educator's Survival Guide for Television Production and ...
The S-VHS (super VHS) format was developed for videographers who desire a higher-quality picture. A program shot with an S-VHS camcorder on an S-VHS tape and played on an S-VHS VCR is broadcast quality. However, such a tape ...
Keith Kyker, Christopher Curchy, 2003
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Popular Mechanics
There are currently two methods for digital recording. D- VHS, which was initial ly developed by JVC, uses a cassette similar to the familiar VHS tape. Sony, the other format developer, employs an entirely different type of cassette that looks ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VHS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term VHS is used in the context of the following news items.
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New 'Wet Hot American Summer' trailer drips in VHS nostalgia
Judging by the trailer, which is filmed VHS-style, the series is reveling in '80s nostalgia. It features grainy audio and scrambled visuals, making it a perfect teaser ... «Mashable, Jun 15»
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Woman jailed for failing to return Monster-In-law VHS tape rented in …
Kayla Michelle Finley, of South Carolina, US, had VHS tape Monster-In-Law sitting in her home for a decade. She rented the Jennifer Lopez movie from Dalton ... «Metro, Jun 15»
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This Sunglasses Company Just Won Advertising With A Totally …
... the team at Scottish company Tens has created an infomercial ripped straight outta the '80s—they even shot about half of the video on actual VHS tape. «Fast Company, May 15»
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First vinyl, now VHS? Why you should be holding on to your old …
Video collectors say films made for VHS during the format's 26-year reign look strange cleaned up for higher-definition DVDs. They prefer the grainer quality of ... «Belfast Telegraph, Apr 15»
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Your old video tapes could be worth a lot of money
Experts believe VHS tapes are joining the ranks of vinyls. Over time they've been wiped out from the average household, with rental chains such as Blockbuster ... «Metro, Apr 15»
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These VHS covers for current movies and shows make us nostalgic …
For April Fools' Day, artist and advertisement designer Julien Knez created a handful of VHS covers for modern television shows. Speaking with Buzzfeed, Knez ... «The Verge, Apr 15»
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Horror tales on VHS tape preserved at Yale library
Yale's Sterling Memorial Library recently acquired a blockbuster of a collection: 2,700 VHS tapes, most of which are from the horror and exploitation genres. «Press Herald, Mar 15»
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Kids Struggle To Understand VHS/VCRs In Latest React Video
Back in the "dark ages" we used devices like VCRs to play movies on VHS tapes, a confusing mess of black tape and plastic that you had to manually rewind if ... «Tech Times, Mar 15»
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This VHS Captain America Trailer Is The Perfect '80s Throwback
Occasionally, fan-made trailer mashups will come along that make you want to watch the full (but sadly non-existent) movie. This flawless VHS trailer for Captain ... «Gizmodo, Nov 14»
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'VHS: Viral' Review: Shockbuster Videos
The VHS movies are no exception: the first film was a mediocre effort with only one or two (arguable) highlights, and although the second had mostly clever ... «Crave Online, Oct 14»

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