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noun television pronunciation in British English /ˈtelɪˌvɪʒ(ə)n/
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pluraltelevisions
 
  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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