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multimedia is typically used to refer to the use of any dynamic media: audio, video, or animation. When used in this sense, there are numerous issues in how people deal with motion, timing, change, and ephemerality.

Strictly speaking, multimedia refers to the use of more than one medium at a time (including for instance, text and graphics, and possibly other sensory modalities such as touch and smell). From this perspective, the question is how people integrate two media – how do they map onto each other and what are the strengths of each, so various media can be applied at the most appropriate times.