television

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tele·vi·sion

noun, often attributive \ˈte-lə-ˌvi-zhən especially British ˌte-lə-ˈ\

: an electronic system of sending images and sounds by a wire or through space

: a piece of equipment with a screen that receives images and sounds sent by television

: programs that are broadcast by television

Full Definition of TELEVISION

1
:  an electronic system of transmitting transient images of fixed or moving objects together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound
2
:  a television receiving set
3
a :  the television broadcasting industry
b :  television as a medium of communication

Examples of TELEVISION

  1. <people who turn on the television the minute they walk in the door>

Origin of TELEVISION

French télévision, from télé- tele- + vision vision
First Known Use: 1907

Related to TELEVISION

Synonyms
boob tube, box, idiot box, telly [chiefly British], tube, TV

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe

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