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English definition of “set-top box”

set-top box

noun [C]     /ˈsettɒpˌbɒks/
a piece of electronic equipment that allows you to watch digital broadcasts (= television sounds and pictures sent as signals in the form of numbers ) on an ordinary television Television
(Definition of set-top box noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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