Television definition

tĕlə-vĭzhən
A television receiver.
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The practice, science, or medium of transmitting moving images by radio waves, cable wires, or satellite to receivers consisting of a display monitor, tuner, and electronic circuitry: images may be produced by means of a camera tube, such as an image orthicon or vidicon, or a CCD device that converts light rays into electrical signals that are sent to a receiver for reproduction of the image, as by reconverting the signals into electron beams that are projected against the fluorescent screen of the kinescope, or picture tube, or by the use of LCD or plasma, flat-panel displays.
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Of, using, used in, or sent by television.
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The definition of a television is an electronic device used to receive sound and images which create television programs that people watch.

A device in your house on which you watch sitcoms, movies or the news is an example of a television.

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An electronic broadcast system in which special providers transmit a continuous program of video content to the public or subscribers by way of antenna, cable, or satellite dish, often on multiple channels.

A new sitcom on television.

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An electronic device for viewing television programs and movies, consisting of a display screen and speakers.

Sat too close to the television.

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(uncountable) Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.

Fifty-seven channels and nothing on television.

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(neologism, informal) To watch television.
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The industry of producing and broadcasting television programs.

Made her fortune in television.

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A television program or programs.

They watched television last night.

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Video content, especially short programs, created for or distributed through such a system.

Stayed home and watched television.

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Broadcasting by television as an industry, entertainment, art, etc.
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All the facilities and related activities of such broadcasting.
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(uncountable) An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound.

It's a good thing that television doesn't transmit smell.

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(countable) A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.

I have an old television in the study.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
television
Plural:
televisions

Origin of television

  • French télévision télé- far (from Greek tēle- tele–) vision vision vision

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French télévision.

    From Wiktionary