tele- + vision; first attested in 1900, probably a "simultaneous" translation or calque of French télévision from Constantin Perskyi's 1900 paper that was unpublished but presented at a Paris conference.
- IPA(key): /ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən/, /ˈtɛləˌvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛlɪˈvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛləˈvɪʒən/
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- Rhymes: -ɪʒən
- (uncountable) 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.
- (countable) A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.
- I have an old television in the study.
- (uncountable) Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.
- fifty-seven channels and nothing on television
- (uncountable) Vision at a distance.
- 1929, Josephine Tey, The Man in the Queue:
- Half an hour with the manager of Faith Brothers had had the effect of studding the sergeant's habitual simplicity of words and phrases with amazing jewels of technicality. He talked gladly of "lines" and "repeats" and similar profundities, so that Grant had, through his bulk, in a queer television a vivid picture of the manager himself.
- 1943, Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, Essays on the Greek Romances, Longmans, Green and Co., page 165:
- the magic mirror … which furnished him television of his family and country
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television f (plural televisions)
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