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Meaning of “television” in the English Dictionary

"television" in British English

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televisionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.vɪʒ.ən/ /ˌtel.ɪˈvɪʒ-/  us   /-ə-/ (also TV, UK informal telly)
A1 a ​deviceshaped like a ​box with a ​screen that ​receiveselectricalsignals and ​changes them into ​movingimages and ​sound, or the ​method or ​business of ​sendingimages and ​sound by ​electricalsignals: a 3D/an HD television Could you ​turn the television down? It's one of the few television programmes that I still ​watch. Is there anything good on television ​tonight? Clare has ​worked in television since she ​leftcollege. Your ​problem is that you watch too much television.

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(Definition of television from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"television" in American English

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televisionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌvɪʒ·ən/ (abbreviation TV)
a ​largebox with a ​viewingscreen which ​receiveselectricalsignals and ​changes them into ​movingpictures and ​sound: [C] Most ​homes have televisions. Television is also the ​programs that you ​watch, or the ​business of ​broadcasting them: [U] Is there anything ​interesting on television ​tonight? [U] Yourproblem is that you ​watch too much television.
(Definition of television from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"television" in Business English

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televisionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtelɪvɪʒən/ (also TV)
COMMUNICATIONS a ​system of ​broadcastingimages and ​sound using ​electricalsignals, 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 ​combinedonlineservices with interactive television for the ​massmarket. digital/​satellite/​terrestrial television national/​local/​network television television ​advertising/​advertisements/​commercials a television ​network/​channel/​station television ​audiences/​viewers
(Definition of television from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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