Meaning of TELEVISION in English


/ ˈtelɪvɪʒn; NAmE / noun ( abbr. TV )


(also ˈtelevision set ) (also BrE informal telly ) [ C ] a piece of electrical equipment with a screen on which you can watch programmes with moving pictures and sounds :

a colour television

a widescreen television

a plasma screen television

to turn the television on / off


(also BrE informal telly ) [ U ] the programmes broadcast on television :

We don't do much in the evenings except watch television .


[ U ] the system, process or business of broadcasting television programmes :

satellite / terrestrial / cable / digital television

the television news

a television documentary

a television company / presenter

I'd like to work in television (= for a television company) .

—see also cable television , closed-circuit television


- on (the) television



early 20th cent.: from tele- at a distance + vision .

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