Meaning of TELEVISION in English


ˈteləˌvizhən sometimes ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: French télévision, from télé- tel- (I) + -vision

1. : the transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects ; specifically : 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

2. -s : a television receiving set


a. : the television broadcasting industry

after the Vice President's initial blast at television , network executives were quick to respond — Robert Goralski

b. : television as a medium of communication

• tel·e·vi·sion·al·ly | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|vizhən ə lē, -zhnəlē adverb

• tel·e·vi·sion·ary -zhəˌnerē adjective

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.