on (the) television

Definition of on (the) television

:broadcast by television :being shown by television or in a television program
  • What is on the television tonight?
  • There's nothing (I want to watch) on television right now.
  • I recognize your face. Are you on television?

Word by Word Definitions

television play
  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. : the television broadcasting industry


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