• IPA: /ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən/, /ˈtɛləˌvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛlɪˈvɪʒən/, /ˌtɛləˈvɪʒən/


  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.
    • 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

Translations Translations Translations Verb

television (televisions, present participle televisioning; past and past participle televisioned)

  1. (neologism, informal) To watch television.

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