a screen capable of displaying a visual image; (also) a videophone n.
On the vidscreen Dolores knitted her brow.
Blake and I will discuss it with you on the vidscreen.
The technician in charge of the night shift at the map room coughed nervously as the massive, sloppy head of Glen Runciter swam up to fill the vidscreen.
Phil Silvers and Ed Sullivan were on the vidscreens.
The resulting burst of gamma radiation produced an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that blew out every telephone, vidscreen, transformer, and electric sheep-shearer from Woomera to Sydney, and caused the sewage system in Melbourne to run backward.
Marr palmed the switch and the vidscreen went respectfully blank.
Hylerion was not listed. Period. The generals were, but only by name, with just a vidscreen drop number for messages.
They sat in bed…watching, for the third consecutive night, It’s a Wonderful Life on the sleeping quarters’ vid-screen.
His face in the vidscreen already looked different, the face of a fellow captain.
The difference between the spoken word for the vidscreen, the written word for print press and archival style for the accuracy of files.
Rachel Mallove, the only woman besides Mattie, dietician and horticulturalist, took no notice either of Kyly or the silence he had left behind. She sat herself on her heels before one of the small personal vidscreens.
Gunnery Sergeant Andre Madrid watched the vidscreen in shocked disbelief.
While I waited for the Outbreak Team to arrive from some other starbase, I used the captain’s vidscreen to watch outside the ship. I didn’t see much—nothing came or went at Starbase Iris, not even in-system shuttles. Once I noticed a merchant vessel passing within range of Willow’s hull cameras, but it didn’t come very close; it was aiming for the planet Celestia, a light-minute nearer the local sun.
Do you intend to do any work on this flight, or are you just gonna park your ass in front of the vidscreen all day like you do on those landers?
P. K. Dick
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