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(1)   A telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
(2)   An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
"The British call a tv set a telly"
(3)   Broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
"She is a star of screen and video"
"Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs


  1. An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound.
    It’s a good thing that television doesn’t transmit smell.
  2. A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.
    I have an old television in the study.
  3. Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.
    ... fifty-seven channels and nothing on [television].


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  • the shit box
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