community antenna television

community antenna television comˌmunity anˈtenna ˌtelevision abbreviation CATV noun [uncountable]
a television system in which television signals are received by one large piece of receiving equipment and then sold to people living in the local town, city, or area

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community antenna television UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION CATV)
COMMUNICATIONS the original form of cable television, in which televison signals are received by one large aerial (= piece of receiving equipment) in a local area and then broadcast by cable to individual houses in the area

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