short for: Macromedia Shockwave

A Web browser plugin created by Macromedia that enables Director movies to be viewed on World Wide Web pages.

It's considered one of the best programs for viewing interactive animation. Shockwave is a key component of Macromedia's solution for Web professionals who develop digital media for the Web. If you have created an interactive movie, using Director, you will need to compress it with Afterburner before you can use it as Shockwave on a Web site.

See also : Flash  Macromedia  
NetLingo Classification: Net Software