adj. (A/V, abbr.)Having sound and pictorial attributes, especially when combined.n.The processes and materials used to capture, record, transmit, or reproduce sound or images.


'Audiovisual' is often used in a general sense within archives to distinguish nontextual materials from written documents.


U.S. Code, 17 USC 101 [audiovisual work] Works that consist of a series of related images which are intrinsically intended to be shown by the use of machines, or devices such as projectors, viewers, or electronic equipment, together with accompanying sounds, if any, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as films or tapes, in which the works are embodied.