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
A television was reported missing from a residence.
Koike, 64, is a former television journalist fluent in English and Arabic who has served as environment minister and defense minister, as well as an LDP executive.
Trump has faced bipartisan backlash after tweeting disparaging remarks toward television hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who are engaged.
Stretched out in one of the hospital’s four hyperbaric chambers, wrapped in blankets with her head propped up to watch television, Hall breathed pure oxygen for two hours at a time.
The television show Sex and the City helped bring Manolo Blahnik shoes to the attention of a wide audience.
The novella's path to television is a little confusing, as Martin sold the Nightflyers film and TV rights to Robert Jaffe in 1984, who produced the 1987 film by Robert Collector.
And while his first solo performance on U.S. television was undeniably amazing, Liam definitely stole the show in another way.
Back home in New Orleans, the Breauxs watched the brawl unfold on their television screen.
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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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