black-and-white television

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Retronym for television, coined after the invention of colour television to refer specifically to the type of television existing before then.

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black-and-white television ‎(countable and uncountable, plural black-and-white televisions)

  1. A monochrome system of transmitting and receiving television signals.
  2. A television set that displays only monochrome images.

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