Television Definition

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.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
Video content, especially short programs, created for or distributed through such a system.
Stayed home and watched television.
American Heritage
All the facilities and related activities of such broadcasting.
Webster's New World
Broadcasting by television as an industry, entertainment, art, etc.
Webster's New World
Of, using, used in, or sent by television.
Webster's New World
(neologism, informal) To watch television.

Other Word Forms of Television



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

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