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"set-top box" in British English

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set-top boxnoun [C]

uk   /ˌset.tɒpˈbɒks/  us   /-tɑːpˈbɑːks/
an ​electronicdevice that makes it ​possible to ​watchdigitalbroadcasts on ​ordinarytelevisions
(Definition of set-top box from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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set-top boxnoun [C]

uk   us   COMMUNICATIONS
a ​piece of ​electronicequipment that makes it possible to watch digitaltelevision, to use the ​internet on ordinary televisions, or to ​connect to cable or satellitetelevisionprogrammes: The ​companydistributes movies over the web via set-top ​boxesplugged into TVs.
(Definition of set-top box from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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