Meaning of TELEVISION in English



Pronunciation: ' te-l ə - ˌ vi-zh ə n esp Brit ˌ te-l ə - '

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: French télévision, from télé- tele- + vision vision

Date: 1907

1 : an electronic system of transmitting transient images of fixed or moving objects 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

2 : a television receiving set

3 a : the television broadcasting industry b : television as a medium of communication

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.