What does television mean?

Definitions for television
ˈtɛl əˌvɪʒ əntele·vi·sion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word television.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. television, television systemnoun

    a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. televisionnoun

    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.

  2. televisionnoun

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

    I have an old television in the study.

  3. televisionnoun

    Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.

    fifty-seven channels and nothing on television

  4. Etymology: From télévision.

ChatGPT

  1. television

    Television is a system of transmitting and receiving visual and audio content through electronic signals. It typically consists of a screen that displays images and a speaker or audio output device that reproduces sound. It is a widely used medium for entertainment, news, education, and communication, allowing viewers to watch pre-recorded programs or live broadcasts from various sources such as broadcast networks, cable/satellite providers, or streaming platforms.

Wikidata

  1. Television

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Television

    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)

Editors Contribution

  1. television

    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.


    Submitted by anonymous on February 10, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'television' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1037

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'television' in Written Corpus Frequency: #979

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'television' in Nouns Frequency: #439

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of television in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of television in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of television in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Weve argued that American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats literally obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else, this very morning, for example, the Speaker gave a speech on national television to push forward her rushed and partisan impeachment. Not one word, not one word on the outstanding legislation the American people actually need. Nothing on USMCA or the NDAA or funding for our armed forces. Its all impeachment, all the time.

  2. The Academy:

    Mr. Smith’s actions at the 94th Oscars were a deeply shocking, traumatic event to witness in-person and on television, mr. Rock, we apologize to you for what you experienced on our stage, and thank you for your resilience in that moment. We also apologize to our nominees, guests and viewers for what transpired during what should have been a celebratory event.

  3. Dennis Quaid:

    My agent wanted to represent him and he said no I want to do it on my own, and then, of course, he gets an agent on his own and his first movie is Hunger Games. Then he gets in [Martin] Scorseses Vinyl on television, which was the hottest show there was. Now hes doing The Boys, which is the hottest thing on streaming. Its a great show.

  4. Bill Rausch:

    The truth is veterans volunteer, engage with local governments and community organizations, vote, and help neighbors, all at rates higher than their non-veteran counterparts, we’re working with our entertainment industry partners to normalize the depictions of veterans on film and television to dispel common myths about the veteran population.

  5. Ryan Coogler:

    As avid consumers of television, we couldn't be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella. We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms, we are especially excited that we will be taking our first leap with Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios where we will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney +. We're already in the mix on some projects that we can't wait to share.

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