Multimedia is a combination of the words multi in the sense of miscellaneous and media.

Multiple media types

Multimedia is interlinked content consisting of different types of media (see also media channels), such as a photograph and associated text or a graphic including a video clip.

Multimedia also means the simultaneous presence of different media elements, e.g. images, texts, moving image or audio, which do not necessarily have to be combined.

In the areas of cross-media publishing and multi-channel publishing multimedia is a component.