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TV

  1. (metrology) Symbol for teravolt, an SI unit of electromotive force equal to 1012 volts.

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TV

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Tuvalu since 1977.
    Synonym: TUV (alpha-3)

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Abbreviation, from television.

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TV (countable and uncountable, plural TVs)

  1. (colloquial, countable, uncountable) Abbreviation of television.
    I saw an ad for that on TV.
    • 1985, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (lyrics and music), “The Sun Always Shines on T.V.”, in Hunting High and Low, performed by a-ha:
      Believe me, the sun always shines on TV
  2. (countable) Abbreviation of transvestite.
    • 1970-1975, Lou Sullivan, personal diary, quoted in 2019, Ellis Martin, Zach Ozma (editors), We Both Laughed In Pleasure
      She spoke of her male side as her "brother" as do older, more conventional TVs.
    • 1986 April 12, David Anderson, “Personal advertisement”, in Gay Community News, page 18:
      I am in isolation and am lonely and would like to correspond with TVs, TSs and queens.
    • 1996, Forced Womanhood, number 20, page 32:
      TV's who dominate and TV's who are dominated! TV's who are hot, sexy and horny as hell!
  3. (physiology) Initialism of tidal volume.
  4. Initialism of tax value.
  5. (pop culture, music) Initialism of Taylor's Version.

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  • Thai: ทีวี (tii-wii)

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televisio (television)

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TV

  1. TV (abbreviation for television)

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TV f (plural TV)

  1. (Canada and Belgium, informal) television
    Synonym: télé

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TV f (invariable)

  1. (informal) television
    Synonyms: televisione, tivù

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  1. ^ TV in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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TV(テレビ) (terebi

  1. Abbreviation of テレビ (TV).

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Abbreviation of televisjon

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TV m (definite singular TV-en, indefinite plural TV-er, definite plural TV-ene)

  1. TV (television set)
  2. television (program broadcasting)
    Han vil se på TV.
    He wants to watch television.

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Abbreviation of televisjon

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  • IPA(key): /ˈteːˈʋeː/
  • (Standard Eastern) IPA(key): [ˈtêːˈʋěː]

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TV m (definite singular TV-en, indefinite plural TV-ar, definite plural TV-ane)

  1. TV (television set)
  2. television (program broadcasting)
    Dei likar ikkje å sjå på TV.
    They don't like to watch television.

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Initialism of televisão.

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TV f (plural TVs)

  1. TV

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TV m (Cyrillic spelling ТВ)

  1. TV

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Abbreviation of television, borrowed from English television, attested since 1923.

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TV c

  1. TV
    Synonyms: television, televisionsapparat
    Holonym: etermedia
    Han såg det på TV:en.
    He saw it on the TV.

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Borrowed from English TV.

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(classifier chiếc) TV

  1. Initialism of ti-vi.

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