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
3a : the television broadcasting industryb : television as a medium of communication
Examples of television in a Sentence
people who turn on the television the minute they walk in the door
Recent Examples of television from the Web
Indian television, in particular, has been infected by a style of hyperbolic ranting that makes some debate programmes hard to watch.
To be honest, the initial conversation probably happened because of television.
What's more, none of three companies air live sports in the U.S., widely considered to be one of the last key draws for large television audiences that drive advertising.
Law and Justice supporters have been put in charge of public television and radio, which now adhere to a firmly pro-government line.
After passing up on running for governor of Alabama, Tommy Tuberville is headed to television.
Later, people told of seeing hard-line apartheiders standing in front of their televisions and chanting along with the crowd.
Follow for insider information and big announcements in film and television.
From music to television, art to film, Garner has become a pop culture juggernaut.
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Origin and Etymology of television
French télévision, from télé- tele- + vision vision
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
TELEVISION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of television for English Language Learners
: 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
TELEVISION Defined for Kids
Definition of television for Students
1 : an electronic system of sending images and sound over a wire or through space by devices that change light and sound into electrical signals and then change these back into light and sound
2 : a piece of equipment with a screen and speakers that reproduces images and sound
3 : programs that are broadcast by television
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