television, telecasting, TV, videonoun
broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
"she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
television, television systemnoun
a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
television receiver, television, television set, tv, tv set, idiot box, boob tube, telly, goggle boxnoun
an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
"the British call a tv set a telly"
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.
Etymology: From télévision.
A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.
I have an old television in the study.
Etymology: From télévision.
Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.
fifty-seven channels and nothing on television
Etymology: From télévision.
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with or without accompanying sound. "Television" may also refer specifically to a television set, television programming, or television transmission. The etymology of the word has a mixed Latin and Greek origin, meaning "far sight": Greek tele, far, and Latin visio, sight. Commercially available since the late 1920s, the television set has become commonplace in homes, businesses and institutions, particularly as a vehicle for advertising, a source of entertainment, and news. Since the 1950s, television has been the main medium for molding public opinion. Since the 1970s the availability of video cassettes, laserdiscs, DVDs and now Blu-ray Discs, have resulted in the television set frequently being used for viewing recorded as well as broadcast material. In recent years, Internet television has seen the rise of television available via the Internet through services such as iPlayer and Hulu. Although other forms such as closed-circuit television are in use, the most common usage of the medium is for broadcast television, which was modeled on the existing radio broadcasting systems developed in the 1920s, and uses high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the television signal to individual TV receivers.
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The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images 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. (From Webster, 3rd ed)
Television is a device that give out information, and use to communicate from one place to another, also used to broadcast programs for entertainment, and education, which it is a Major vehicle of advertising.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Television' in Written Corpus Frequency: #979
Rank popularity for the word 'Television' in Nouns Frequency: #439
The numerical value of Television in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Television in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Jumping into a cultural conversation is so rich, television and movies help us synthesize the things we're seeing on TV, and give us a human perspective.
[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
For a chief of police, just by the nature of what chiefs deal with, the fact that in a major city, you are on television quite frequently making announcements good bad or indifferent. (He would have ) the name recognition, the comfortability and also the credibility.
She's been on television almost her entire life and has come of age in the advent of the Kardashians. She's learned that the [more skin] you show, the more press coverage and attention you get in Hollywood. We've seen this before countless times. From Britney Spears to Christina Aguilera to Kim [Kardashian] and her sisters, she's trying to break free from her good girl image to a sex symbol.
I just want to make sure it's the right person, somebody said (television host) Mario Lopez the other day. Maybe they'll bring him on as a guest or something.
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