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English definition of “channel”

channel

noun [C]     /ˈtʃænəl/
TELEVISION A2 a television or radio station (= broadcasting company ) Television
PASSAGE a long , narrow passage for water or other liquids to flow along: an irrigation channelWatercourses and waterfalls
COMMUNICATION a way of communicating with people or getting something done: a channel of communication Please make your request through the proper channels.Ways of achieving things
the Channel (also the English Channel,     ) the narrow area of water between England and FranceSeas and oceans
RIVER a part of a river or sea that is deep and wide enough for ships to travel along: a navigable channelNavigation and shipwrecksBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches
(Definition of channel noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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