Meaning of CHANNEL in English

CHANNEL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a line/channel of communication (= a way of exchanging information, especially in an organization )

It's important to maintain good lines of communication between managers and staff.

channel surfing

channel your energy into sth ( also devote your energy to sth ) (= use most of your energy doing something )

She should channel more of her energy into her studies.

cross the Atlantic/the Channel etc

the first steamship to cross the Atlantic

diplomatic channels (= diplomatic methods used for achieving something )

The President said that he hoped the situation could be resolved by diplomatic channels.

public access channel

switch channels (= start watching a different TV channel )

Rod switched channels with the remote control.

the Channel Tunnel (= the tunnel under the sea between England and France )

They went by train via the Channel Tunnel.

TV series/programme/show/station/channel etc

a TV series based on the novel

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

commercial

The commercial channel had lured away two of its top acts, Morecambe and Wise and Bruce Forsyth.

The bill includes proposals for a new television channel , three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.

At least on commercial channels they have ad breaks for this sort of thing.

deep

In deeper channels , black and highly carbonaceous muds eventually form to create anaerobic conditions.

Spoons and shrimp have been effective baits in deeper channels of the river.

And deep channels of silence isolate certain islands entirely.

On one side of the street ran a sluggish stream in a deep channel cut through the earth.

Almost blind in the shallow muddy water, it is swimming by instinct, following the deepest sand channels .

Here the Severn, squeezed between the wooded walls of the gorge, churns relentlessly, eroding an ever deeper channel .

Three hundred and twenty-eight yards from the tee the Suez Canal cuts a deep channel across the course.

A short, deep channel introduced the fruit of her lips.

different

The Midi Mate allows you to send up to three patch changes on three different channels and offers three different operational modes.

A customer uses her remote control to shop different channels with the touch of a button.

This, in turn, is sold through a different channel .

Only now had it occurred to him that it was moving along quite different channels .

He had a different channel to set up and he was determined to do it differently.

Also, they use four different channels simultaneously in normal operation.

Maybe he has four of them, silently playing different channels .

Many of the coaxial links in the ground today can carry only a handful of different channels at the same time.

diplomatic

The diplomatic channel was generally used, and few bilateral treaties dealt with the subject.

direct

Posters were the main form of communication because of the lack of a direct channel between the party leaders and the people.

Employers have the clearest and most direct channels of communication to enormous numbers of people.

A direct marketing channel moves goods directly from manufacturer to consumer.

One the other hand abstract mathematical analysis and the experimental laboratory do not provide a direct channel to the subject studied.

Channel A represents a direct marketing channel .

Because everyone knows they have a direct channel of communication to the Palace, their ear is sought.

There will be two direct channels - a fast-answer telephone service for sophisticated customers and a postal service for the less sophisticated.

This strategy was possible because they have sold mainframes mostly to computer vendors in the country concerned rather than through direct sales channels .

indirect

An indirect channel utilises intermediaries or middlemen, such as wholesalers. 25.

Fifty percent of Sun's business comes from indirect channels and this will remain so in future, said Thompson.

It sells entirely through indirect channels .

CLARiiON will not use Data General's own sales force to market the products, only indirect channels .

Channel C represents one of the shorter indirect channels , where the retailer is omitted.

Arguably the indirect consular channel , like the modes of transmission still to be noted, is solely a creature of conventions.

Channel D is another version of a shorter, indirect channel .

The first is the selection as the primary or preferred mode of transmission of the indirect consular channel .

local

A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel .

Satellite customers who are wired for cable sometimes keep the service to get local channels .

You know, the twenty-four-hour local news channel .

We had five or six local channels back then and that was really enough.

main

The scheme involves dredging the main channel of the Medway estuary to provide a storage base for import-export cargoes.

None of the figures for any of the four main channels shows a significant increase in the number of people offended.

For the ordinary user there are two main channels to buy a computer through - either direct or from a dealer.

Again, we should note the interdependence and mutual necessity of the main and minor channels of mystical power.

At this point the river is divided into three main channels and there are numerous bridges crossing these waterways throughout the city.

narrow

After entering the basin she had to negotiate the lock, a narrow channel which connected the basin to the dock proper.

It was a peculiar sort of fog which lay on the sea in dense banks striped with narrow , clear channels .

Boats have to negotiate a narrow winding channel between high slate walls to reach it.

Water tumbled headlong down narrow channels into the valley.

If the Ruritanian tributary was to flow into the country of junior fiction, it could only be in a narrower channel .

national

The bill includes proposals for a new television channel , three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.

We can cut costs by bulk purchasing and take advantage of national retail distribution channels .

new

The firm is promising to develop new distribution channels , predicting that resellers will private label their own systems with Integrix components.

He gave each show approximately one second to catch his attention before he hurried on to a new channel .

Overnight, in a flash-flood, it will dramatically move its banks, depositing shoals and cutting new channels .

The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.

The bill also refers to a new channel , to be known as channel 5.

Some analysts believe Westinghouse decided to make a deal because it realized the difficulty of starting new channels from scratch.

We have introduced new opportunities for television, and we will introduce a new channel - Channel 5.

But cable representatives say the subscribers will also get more: two new channels .

normal

You know how long these things can take through normal channels ....

Blue searched through all the normal channels and came up empty.

Switching to the Normal channel I would say that using the crunch option for rock solo work is a matter of taste.

Any replies will arrive through the normal channels .

The last control on this channel is a volume pot which enables it to be balanced with the Normal channel.

single

If the problem is occurring at a skylight, a single channel may solve it.

The technique allows 10 or more simultaneous conversations over a single channel that could carry only one analog call.

terrestrial

The compression will let digital audio-visual services be carried by terrestrial and satellite channels , telecommunications networks or digital storage devices.

usual

The request was first submitted a number of months ago, but all attempts through the usual channels have failed.

This evening the usual channels , through my right hon. Friend, are the authors of the automatic timetable.

I suggest that the usual channels have a strong interest in seeing that they control this important piece of procedure.

■ NOUN

cable

There are now 21 talk shows on daytime television; two cable channels run them around the clock.

The show also runs on other cable channels .

This and more already happens on satellite and cable channels , which are under the more lenient gaze of the Cable Authority.

A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel .

The national broadcasting organisations have been threatened by deregulation which has encouraged the growth of private satellite and cable channels .

His departure from Time Warner coincided with sluggish operating results at the cable channel .

The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.

Most basic cable channels have one or more fashion programs.

communication

Formal organisations have an explicit hierarchy in a well- defined structure; job specifications and communication channels are also well-defined.

This included new forms of magnetic tapes, each of which could hold hundreds of intercepted microwave communications channels .

Official communication channels may be side-stepped.

A sender transmits information through a communication channel to a receiver.

The purpose of the magazine is to provide a communication channel for staff throughout the company.

The communication channels to senior management are more direct.

All available communication channels should be used to promote these techniques.

Authority is top down, and utilizes formal communication channels , usually vertical, and well-defined policies and procedures.

distribution

Its offerings are now also sold via Sage's existing international distribution channels .

What is the extent of our distribution channel ?...

The firm is promising to develop new distribution channels , predicting that resellers will private label their own systems with Integrix components.

We can cut costs by bulk purchasing and take advantage of national retail distribution channels .

With Bertelsmann involved, it is not surprising that book clubs as well as electronics and book stores are being targeted as distribution channels .

That would be another major breakthrough, offering a huge distribution channel for the product.

The development greatly improves our own internal focus and accountability for both distribution channels .

Should it work enthusiastically toward changing the distribution channels ?

news

His 24-hour all-\#news channel tends to focus on disasters.

You know, the twenty-four-hour local news channel .

There are at least four companies, perhaps five, that would like to start a 24-hour news channel .

The shoddy performance of the networks and cable news channels is indefensible.

The session started early and finished late, and was broadcast live on all cable news channels .

river

When there are sudden floods over the banks, more sand and mud are deposited, mainly near the river channel .

One of the craters is especially promising because it lies near what seem to be dried-out river channels , Barlow said.

The inland areas became lower than the silty areas near the coast and lower than the river channels .

In this way the river channel is slowly changing its position.

When the river channel fills and then overflows more mud is spread right across the floodplain.

satellite

Freeze-frame pictures consume less bandwidth on the satellite channel and so cost less.

The compression will let digital audio-visual services be carried by terrestrial and satellite channels , telecommunications networks or digital storage devices.

television

There is the underfunded Black Entertainment Television channel on cable.

I wrote to the editors of all the major newspapers and television channels asking them to cover the anniversary.

The bill includes proposals for a new television channel , three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.

It is a free television channel to three-to five-star hotels in London.

The fiercest competition of all, therefore, is between the rival television channels .

The prospect of a future which provides hundreds of television channels gives Madison Avenue nightmares.

Have new television channels , satellite cable etc. made the film critic redundant and fit for an academic existence only?

■ VERB

change

He switched the set back on, changing the channel to a news programme.

It ended, finally, and she changed the channel .

The living room was so small that I didn't need a remote to change channels without leaving my seat.

If you came looking for offense, Orange-ya glad you could change the channel ?

If no-one defends you, change channels .

When I hear about deprivation and injustice in the world, I get up and change the channel . 71.

That's too much: I use the remote control to change channels .

Should it work enthusiastically toward changing the distribution channels ?

cross

At low tide it is sometimes just possible to cross the channel without swimming.

The seventy-one-year-old steel cantilever span narrows down to two lanes as it crosses a channel that connects the Gulf to the Mississippi.

But we're just about to cross the shipping channel .

open

Eventually, however, they managed to open a channel in the wedge and bring the leaders through to the barricades.

Try warming up when you must write particularly difficult projects-it will open the word-use channels .

I open myself as a channel to the Light.

The opening of these channels either directly inhibits a neuron from firing or reduces the amount of neurotransmitter released into the synapse.

Clearly we still have a long way to go to understand just how InsP 3 acts to open individual channels .

In the living interface section we discussed how tone recognition opens emotional channels .

provide

Small firms provide a useful channel for re-allocating labour from large firms without increasing official unemployment rates.

The rally, according to Merrill, provides students a channel to express feelings of violation and pain.

Puremix.com, which has taken two years to set up, will provide 40 channels of music.

One the other hand abstract mathematical analysis and the experimental laboratory do not provide a direct channel to the subject studied.

The purpose of the magazine is to provide a communication channel for staff throughout the company.

It provided a channel for protest while the war continued.

Since the Congress of Vienna, a general diplomatic system had provided the accepted channels of international relations.

Cabinet sub-committees, bureaucratic sub-committees, commissions, boards and quangos provide the channels for processing corporatist interest intermediation.

switch

He switched to the video channel and turned the machine on.

Chris Wallace switched channels , for exactly how much we have not been told.

To switch channels , you might walk into another building on fly up into the clouds.

He immediately switched channels to some one else.

If anyone claims to offer something else, we switch channels , the ultimate vote against.

He switched channels with the remote, clasped his hands behind his head.

It is all designed to stop you from using the remote-control button to switch channels .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

commercial radio/TV/channel etc

At least on commercial channels they have ad breaks for this sort of thing.

By way of exception, the Regulations do not give the Director General powers in relation to commercial radio and television advertisements or to cable advertisements.

Local operators hope that, if national commercial radio takes off, some cash will trickle down to them.

The commercial channel had lured away two of its top acts, Morecambe and Wise and Bruce Forsyth.

The bill includes proposals for a new television channel, three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.

There are fourteen commercial television companies, and a host of commercial radio stations.

Two commercial radio broadcasters, two television stations and cable networks provide more news.

terrestrial TV/broadcasting/channels etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a channel for the water supply

A lot of people switch channels during the commercials.

Brent works in the news department at Channel 9.

New channels of communication have opened up between the two governments.

the English Channel

The final episode will be shown on Channel 4 tonight.

the sports channel on satellite TV

There's a good movie on Channel 5 tonight.

We need better distribution channels for our products.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Currently, the average household has access to dozens of channels.

He had a different channel to set up and he was determined to do it differently.

That would help to ensure that political and social tensions were guided through established channels and not forced on to the streets.

The broadcasters say they need both analog and digital channels for 15 years to ensure a smooth transition to the digital age.

The event assuredly was communicated throughout the nursing system by informal channels.

The former media consultant to Republican presidents has headed the business news and talk show channel since August 1993.

The purpose of the magazine is to provide a communication channel for staff throughout the company.

This traffic also permitted the firm to act as a channel of communications between the two governments in wartime.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

energies

But it is the experience at the school itself which prompts the youths to channel their energies into sport.

They want to channel their energies in any direction they want, to do things their own way.

It was hardly a success as he channelled most of his energies into drumming with local groups.

He then organized a successful effort to channel the energies of civil rights activists into the politically preferable voting rights arena.

energy

Rewarding performance Motivation is a choice to channel energy into certain activities in the expectation that valued goals will be rewarded.

Caroline was not only learning, she was doing what she'd wanted to do, channelling her energy into something positive.

I shut myself off from the female race and channelled all my energy into my work.

funds

It said that it did not want the Government to channel funds in the direction of strategically selected industries.

In Chapter 1 we said that it was the job of a financial system to channel funds from surplus to deficit sectors.

A new group called the Thames Valley Parternship wants to channel private funds into schemes designed to tackle crime at its source.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

These pipes will channel water to the settlement.

Water had channeled grooves in the rock.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For a number of reasons, therefore, planners may recommend that growth should be channelled into selected settlements.

He brought back his foot as far as it would go and channelled all its hydraulic power into a forceful throw.

It is argued that the lobby is used to channel dis-information to a gullible public.

Some of this may have been channelled into Pathe, where Mr Fiorini is still co-chairman.

This is achieved when scarce resources are channelled to their highest return uses.

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