What does television mean?

Definitions for television
ˈtɛl əˌvɪʒ əntele·vi·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. television, telecasting, TV, video(noun)

    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 system(noun)

    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 box(noun)

    an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

    "the British call a tv set a telly"

Wiktionary

  1. television(Noun)

    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.

  2. television(Noun)

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

    I have an old television in the study.

    Etymology: From télévision.

  3. television(Noun)

    Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.

    fifty-seven channels and nothing on television

    Etymology: From télévision.

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce television?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say television in sign language?

  1. television

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. Anthony Fauci:

    I was talking to a group of teachers in a fireside chat and one of the teachers asked,' Can the virus enter through the eye ?' because some of the teachers were seeing people on television and wanted to wear eye shields.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I was thinking about my mother. My mother passed away a while ago and she was a tremendous fan of The Queen. She thought she was a woman of elegance, and my mother felt she was a great woman. I remember even as a little guy, if there was any kind of a ceremony to do with The Queen, my mother would be watching the television -- The Queen wanted to see it.

  3. Clive Nyawo:

    It's massive and people are so lovely here, the atmosphere is just amazing, when you see it on television it seems so small but when you're here, wow.

  4. Alex Kendrick:

    As a boy, for years, we did not have a television. Our parents were pretty conservative, we were able to see on occasion ... a family-friendly movie at the theater. I remember being so enamored with these huge stories on screen.

  5. John Bolton:

    I've been trying to take steps with the national security staff. It's something I work with John Kelly, the chief of staff, with a lot of other people. Look, the President has to have advisers around him who can have open, candid discussions and then not read about him the next day in the newspapers or watch them on television and to the extent that those conversations are being discussed in the public domain. It hurts the ability of the President to be fully informed to make his decision.

Images & Illustrations of television

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