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
This image made from closed circuit television made available by the Philippine National Police on Friday, June 2, 2017, shows the gunman at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines.
Parks have become major growth initiatives for Disney and Universal, which are tying attractions to their movie and television properties in a display of corporate synergy.
For all the changes in television over the past decade, the dominance of CBS with a broad audience remains a constant.
Palomares, 63, who last ran as Palomares-Starbuck, was an early local supporter of Donald Trump for president and is a frequent political pundit on Spanish-language radio and television.
Erdmann said he's not yet heard official word from conference officials or television schedule-makers on when exactly the game will be played.
Still, the festival continued to hold its ground in other areas—notably television.
His office has pushed him to pursue more television interview offers, often in the safe harbors of Fox, but Mr. Kennedy has shown a willingness to take on all comers in the halls when approached.
These days, a device that can play the radio (well, podcasts typically) and show television is called a phone.
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Origin and Etymology of television
French télévision, from télé- tele- + vision vision
First Known Use: 1906
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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