Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “channel”

See all translations

channel

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtʃænəl/
COMMERCE, MARKETING a way in which products or services are made available to customers: The insurer sells its products through a variety of channels, including banks, wholesalers, and its own sales force. multi-channel retailing
COMMUNICATIONS a television station: TV/cable channel Watch your favorite TV channels online for free!
COMMUNICATIONS, IT a system used for passing information or electronic signals, or a way of communicating with people: media channels such as newspapers, digital television, and the internet
→  See also distribution channel , marketing channel , pay channel , sales channel
(Definition of channel noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of channel?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “channel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More