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English definition of “television”

television

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈtelɪvɪʒən/ (also TV)
COMMUNICATIONS a system of broadcasting images and sound using electrical signals, and the programmes that are shown: on (the) television Consumer programmes on the television have enjoyed a rise in popularity. The ads were first shown on television five years ago.watch television How much television does the average American watch a week? It was broadcast on live television. The company has combined online services with interactive television for the mass market. digital/satellite/terrestrial television national/local/network television television advertising/advertisements/commercials a television network/channel/station television audiences/viewers
→ See also cable television, closed circuit television, pay-per-view, prime time
(Definition of television from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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