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"television" in British English

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televisionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.vɪʒ.ən/ /ˌtel.ɪˈvɪʒ.ən/  us   /ˈtel.ə.vɪʒ.ən/ (also TV, UK informal telly)
A1 a device shaped like a box with a screen that receives electrical signals and changes them into moving images and sound, or the method or business of sending images and sound by electrical signals: 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 left college. 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 large box with a viewing screen which receives electrical signals and changes them into moving pictures 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] Your problem 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 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
(Definition of television from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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