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set-top box

noun [C]
 
 
COMMUNICATIONS
a piece of electronic equipment that makes it possible to watch digital television, to use the internet on ordinary televisions, or to connect to cable or satellite television programmes: The company distributes movies over the web via set-top boxes plugged into TVs.
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