television UK US /ˈtelɪvɪʒən/ noun [U] (also TV)
COMMUNICATIONS a system of broadcasting images and sound using electrical signals, and the programmes that are shown: on (the) television »

Consumer programmes on the television have enjoyed a rise in popularity.


The ads were first shown on television five years ago.

watch television »

How much television does the average American watch a week?


It was broadcast on live television.


The company has combined online services with interactive television for the mass market.


digital/satellite/terrestrial television


national/local/network television


television advertising/advertisements/commercials


a television network/channel/station


television audiences/viewers

See also CABLE TELEVISION(Cf. cable television), CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION(Cf. ↑closed circuit television), PAY-PER-VIEW(Cf. ↑pay-per-view), PRIME TIME(Cf. ↑prime time)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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