: a computer chip in a television set that can prevent the viewing of certain programs or channels especially on the basis of content

Examples of V-chip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Clinton ran in 1996, two of his most popular actions were the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guaranteed workers up to 12 days of unpaid leave, and the V-chip. Doyle McManuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of V-chip was in 1993

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“V-chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/V-chip. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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