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noun television pronunciation in British English /ˈtelɪˌvɪʒ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of electrical equipment with a screen, used for watching programmes
    a colour/black-and-white television
    They just sit in front of the television all day.
    turn on/turn off/switch on/switch off a television: Kelly switched on the television and stared blankly at the screen.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the system of broadcasting pictures and sounds by electronic signals
    Television was invented by John Logie Baird.
    1. a.
      the programmes shown on television
      watch television: I’m tired of sitting around all evening watching television.
    2. c.
      [only before noun] relating to television
      a television programme/series/documentary
      a television station/channel/network
      a television producer




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