What does television mean?

Definitions for television
ˈtɛl əˌvɪʒ əntele·vi·sion

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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.

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

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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. Unknown:

    Television is chewing gum for the eyes.

  2. President Trump:

    Mike Tomlin know, the National Football League ratings are down massively, massively, a referee gets on television, his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game.

  3. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu:

    Paul Prudhomme was an innovator that inspired countless professional chefs and the millions at home who watched Paul Prudhomme on television, i am confident that Paul Prudhomme influence and legacy will continue through those who knew Paul Prudhomme best.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody's property values, kill all the birds, one day, the environmentalists are going to tell us what's going on with that. And then all of a sudden, it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say :' Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can't watch. There's no electricity in the house, darling.'.

  5. Ceil Folz:

    For us, it's seldom the economic impact we care about, it's more about television and the impact of that, the number of eyeballs that get to see the races, that's really our big driver.

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  • Francis Marlou Delema Cañete
    Francis Marlou Delema Cañete
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