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An early television (sense 2)
 
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Etymology edit

tele- +‎ vision; first attested in 1900, probably influenced by French télévision from Constantin Perskyi's 1900 paper that was unpublished but presented at a Paris conference.[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən/, /ˈtɛləˌvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛlɪˈvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛləˈvɪʒən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

Noun edit

television (countable and uncountable, plural televisions)

  1. (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.
  2. (countable) An electronic home entertainment device equipped with a screen and a speaker for receiving television signals and displaying them in audio-visual form.
    I have an old television in the study.
  3. (uncountable) Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.
    fifty-seven channels and nothing on television
  4. (uncountable, dated) 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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Verb edit

television (third-person singular simple present televisions, present participle televisioning, simple past and past participle televisioned)

  1. (neologism, informal) To watch television.

References edit

  1. ^ television, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2021; “television, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “television”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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television

  1. genitive singular of televisio

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IPA(key): /televiˈzjuːŋ/

  • IPA(key): [televiˈzjũːŋ] (Western)
  • IPA(key): [televiˈzju] (Eastern)

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television

  1. television

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television f (plural televisions)

  1. television

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Etymology edit

From English television, from tele- +‎ vision.

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /tɛlɛvɪˈɧuːn/

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television c

  1. television

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Declension of television 
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Indefinite Definite
Nominative television televisionen
Genitive televisions televisionens

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