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closed-circuit television

noun [U] uk   /ˌkləʊzd.sɜː.kɪtˈtel.ɪ.vɪʒ.ən/  us   /ˌkloʊzd.sɝːkɪtˈtel.ə-/ (abbreviation CCTV)
a system that sends television signals to a limited number of screens and is often used in shops as protection against thieves
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