The term multimedia is simply a combination of multiple forms of media  which includes text, graphics, audio, video, animation, etc.

Uses of Multimedia 

1) Education:

We can see teachers delivering course contents using different  multimedia techniques in institutions, colleges and universities, which help  the students for clear concept and understanding by putting designed text,  audio, video, etc. 

2) Entertainment:

Multimedia technology is widely used in entertainment  business. Without this technology, it’s impossible to make  entertainment files, movies, animation, etc. 

3) Business:

Business houses give the product information to their customers  through newspaper, radio, online, television whatever it may be. But gives  the information attractively using multimedia tools. 

4) Communication:

In the field of communication using different sorts of  multimedia tools, we can communicate with each other very easily, like live  text chat, audio chat, video chat which makes our daily communication like  easy. 

5) Training:

We use multimedia tools and techniques for delivering information  in the form of text, image, audio, and video for trainee in attractive and  effective way so that they can capture the contents easily.

6) Web Pages:

Now days, website of any organization, individuals is quite familiar for presence on NET to provide information for the users. They give  the information with user friendly and interactively to the users applying  different multimedia tools by using images, video, audio, animation on web  page.

A few application of areas of Multimedia are listed  below: 

1) Entertainment and Fine Arts: 

In addition, multimedia is heavily used in the entertainment  industry, especially to develop special effects in movies  and animations.

Multimedia games are a popular pastime  and are software programs available either as CD-ROMs  or online. Some video games also use multimedia  features.

Multimedia applications that allow users to  actively participate instead of just sitting by as passive  recipients of information are called Interactive Multimedia 

2) Education: 

In Education, multimedia is used to produce computer based training courses (popularly called CBTs) and reference books like encyclopedia.

Edutainment is an  informal term used to describe combining education with  entertainment, especially multimedia entertainment. The  idea of media convergence is also becoming a major  factor in education, particularly higher education. 

Defined as separate technologies such as voice (and  telephony features), data (and productivity applications)  and video that now share resources and interact with each  other, media convergence is rapidly changing the  curriculum in universities all over the world.

Likewise, it is  changing the availability, or lack thereof, of jobs requiring  this savvy technological skill. 

3) Mathematical and Scientific Research: 

In Mathematical and Scientific Research, multimedia is  mainly used for modeling and simulation. 

4) Medicine: 

In Medicine, doctors can get trained by looking at a virtual  surgery. They can simulate how the human body is affected by diseases spread by viruses and bacteria and  then develop techniques to prevent it.