What does cable television mean?

Definitions for cable television

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cable television, cable(noun)

    television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver

  2. cable, cable television, cable system, cable television service(noun)

    a television system that transmits over cables


  1. cable television(Noun)

    Television received through coaxial cables.


  1. Cable television

    Cable television is a system of distributing television programs to subscribers via radio frequency signals transmitted through coaxial cables or light pulses through fiber-optic cables. This contrasts with traditional broadcast television in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a television antenna attached to the television. FM radio programming, high-speed Internet, telephone service, and similar non-television services may also be provided through these cables. The abbreviation CATV is often used for cable television. It originally stood for Community Access Television or Community Antenna Television, from cable television's origins in 1948: in areas where over-the-air reception was limited by distance from transmitters or mountainous terrain, large "community antennas" were constructed, and cable was run from them to individual homes. The origins of cable broadcasting are even older as radio programming was distributed by cable in some European cities as far back as 1924.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cable television in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cable television in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Goldstein:

    The danger here is that agents will cut off not only the Internet, but your electricity, your phone, your cable television.

  2. The Flyers Rights president:

    Right now U.S. carriers are at the bottom in terms of customer satisfaction in surveys done. The only industry that comes in lower is cable television.

Images & Illustrations of cable television

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Translations for cable television

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تلفزيون كبليArabic
  • кабелна телевизияBulgarian
  • kabelová televizeCzech
  • KabelfernsehenGerman
  • cablevisión, televisión por cableSpanish
  • تلویزیون کابلیPersian
  • kaapelitelevisioFinnish
  • câblodistribution, câblodiffusion, télévision par câbleFrench
  • केबल टीवीHindi
  • kábeltelevízióHungarian
  • կաբելային հեռուստատեսությունArmenian
  • ケーブルテレビJapanese
  • 케이블 텔레비전, 케이블 텔레비Korean
  • кабельдик телекөрсөтүүKyrgyz
  • kabeļtelevīzijaLatvian
  • кабловска телевизијаMacedonian
  • televisyen kabelMalay
  • kabeltelevisieDutch
  • telewizja kablowa, kablówkaPolish
  • televisão a caboPortuguese
  • televiziune prin cablu, televiziune cablatăRomanian
  • кабельное телевидениеRussian
  • kabel-tvSwedish
  • โทรทัศน์ผ่านสายเคเบิลThai
  • کیبل ٹی ویUrdu
  • truyền hình cápVietnamese

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