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English noun: television

1. television (communication) broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects


SamplesShe is a star of screen and video.
Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.


Synonymstelecasting, TV, video


Broader (hypernym)broadcasting


Narrower (hyponym)cable, cable television, HDTV, high-definition television


Part holonymaudio, picture, sound, video


Domain category membersaction replay, boob tube, closed-captioned, colorcast, couch potato, frequency band, goggle box, idiot box, instant replay, replay, telecast, televise, television, television, television receiver, television set, television system, telly, tv, tv set, waveband

2. television (artifact) a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points


Synonymstelevision system


Broader (hypernym)telecom equipment, telecom system, telecommunication equipment, telecommunication system


Narrower (hyponym)cable, cable system, cable television, cable television service, closed-circuit television, color television, color television system, color TV, colour television, colour television system, colour TV, satellite television, satellite TV


Part holonymaudio, boob tube, cathode-ray tube, CRT, goggle box, idiot box, monitor, television, television equipment, television receiver, television set, television transmitter, telly, tv, tv set, video equipment


Domain categorytelecasting, television, TV, video

3. television (artifact) an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen


SamplesThe British call a tv set a telly.


Synonymsboob tube, goggle box, idiot box, television receiver, television set, telly, tv, tv set


Broader (hypernym)receiver, receiving system


Part holonymkinescope, picture tube, television tube


Part meronymtelevision, television system


Domain categorytelecasting, television, TV, video









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