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TELEVISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does television mean? 

TELEVISION (noun)
  The noun TELEVISION has 3 senses:

1. broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
2. an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
3. a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points

  Familiarity information: TELEVISION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TELEVISION (noun)


Sense 1television [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

telecasting; television; TV; video

Context examples:

she is a star of screen and video / Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done

Hypernyms ("television" is a kind of...):

broadcasting (taking part in a radio or tv program)

Meronyms (parts of "television"):

audio; sound (the audible part of a transmitted signal)

picture; video (the visible part of a television transmission)

Domain member category:

colorcast (broadcast in color)

telecast; televise (broadcast via television)

couch potato (an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television))

frequency band; waveband (a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals))

boob tube; goggle box; idiot box; television; television receiver; television set; telly; tv; tv set (an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen)

television; television system (a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points)

action replay; replay ((television) showing again some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on video tape)

closed-captioned (broadcast with captions that are seen only on receivers having special equipment; can be provided for hard-of-hearing viewers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "television"):

cable; cable television (television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver)

HDTV; high-definition television (a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail)


Sense 2television [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tv set; telly; television set; television receiver; idiot box; goggle box; boob tube; television; tv

Context example:

the British call a tv set a telly

Hypernyms ("television" is a kind of...):

receiver; receiving system (set that receives radio or tv signals)

Meronyms (parts of "television"):

kinescope; picture tube; television tube (a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen)

Domain category:

telecasting; television; TV; video (broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects)

Holonyms ("television" is a part of...):

television; television system (a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points)


Sense 3television [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

television system; television

Hypernyms ("television" is a kind of...):

telecom equipment; telecom system; telecommunication equipment; telecommunication system (a communication system for communicating at a distance)

Meronyms (parts of "television"):

audio (the sound elements of television)

cathode-ray tube; CRT (a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen)

monitor (electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions)

television equipment; video equipment (electronic equipment that broadcasts or receives electromagnetic waves representing images and sound)

boob tube; goggle box; idiot box; television; television receiver; television set; telly; tv; tv set (an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen)

television transmitter (transmitter that is part of a television system)

Domain category:

telecasting; television; TV; video (broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "television"):

cable; cable system; cable television; cable television service (a television system that transmits over cables)

closed-circuit television (a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater))

color television; color television system; color TV; colour television; colour television system; colour TV (a television that transmits images in color)

satellite television; satellite TV (a television system in which the signal is transmitted to an orbiting satellite that receives the signal and amplifies it and transmits it back to earth)


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