television

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noun, often attributive tele·vi·sion \ˈte-lə-ˌvi-zhən especially British ˌte-lə-ˈ\

Definition of television

  1. 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. 2 :  a television receiving set

  3. 3a :  the television broadcasting industryb :  television as a medium of communication

Examples of television in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of television

French télévision, from télé- tele- + vision vision


First Known Use: 1906

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TELEVISION Defined for English Language Learners

television

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noun, often attributive tele·vi·sion \ˈte-lə-ˌvi-zhən especially British ˌte-lə-ˈ\

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

television

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noun tele·vi·sion \ˈte-lə-ˌvi-zhən\

Definition of television for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a piece of equipment with a screen and speakers that reproduces images and sound

  3. 3 :  programs that are broadcast by television



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