Definition of Television

1. Noun. Broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects. "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done"

2. Noun. A telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points.

3. Noun. An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen. "The British call a tv set a telly"
Exact synonyms: Boob Tube, Goggle Box, Idiot Box, Television Receiver, Television Set, Telly, Tv, Tv Set
Terms within: Kinescope, Picture Tube, Television Tube
Generic synonyms: Receiver, Receiving System
Group relationships: Television System
Category relationships: Telecasting, Tv, Video

Definition of Television

1. Noun. An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound. ¹

2. Noun. A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form. ¹

3. Noun. Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television. ¹

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Definition of Television

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Medical Definition of Television

1. The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Television

television (current term)
television-camera tube
television announcer
television antenna
television camera
television channel
television channels
television equipment
television microscope
television monitor
television network
television networks
television news
television newscaster

Literary usage of Television

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Helping Your Child Get Ready for School: With Activities for Children from by Nancy Paulu (1993)
"But banning television isn't the answer, because good television can spark curiosity ... Monitoring how much and what television children watch helps them, ..."

2. Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty by Laura Lippman, Shelley Burns, Edith K. McArthur (1996)
"Moreover, spending large amounts of time watching television has been correlated with weaker academic performance in recent national assessments (US ..."

3. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"Over 98 percent of all households own at least one television set . After work and sleep, television viewing is reported to be the most frequent activity ..."

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