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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 France
Seas 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
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