television

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French télévision; tele- +‎ vision.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

television (countable and uncountable, plural televisions)

An early television (2)
  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) A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in 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) 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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (neologism, informal) To watch television.

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

television

  1. genitive singular of televisio

Lombard[edit]

Lombard Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lmo

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /teleˈviʒun/

Noun[edit]

television

  1. television

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English television, from tele- +‎ vision.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /tɛlɛvɪˈɧuːn/

Noun[edit]

television c

  1. television

Declension[edit]

Declension of television 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative television televisionen
Genitive televisions televisionens

Related terms[edit]