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Television and radio equipment

aerial

noun

a piece of equipment consisting of a long thin piece of metal, used to receive radio or television signals. The American word is antenna.

antenna

noun

an aerial

Autocue

a machine that shows the words that someone has to say when they are appearing on television

camera

noun

a piece of equipment used for making television programmes, films, or videos

cathode ray tube

noun

a piece of equipment in televisions and some computers that creates the image on the screen. A beam of high-energy electrons is directed towards the screen, where it makes different spots of colour shine with light to make a picture.

clock radio

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that consists of a clock and a radio combined

communications satellite

noun

a piece of equipment sent into space that travels around the Earth and passes television, radio, and telephone signals from one place to another

CRT

abbreviation

cathode ray tube

cue card

noun

a large card that someone holds beside a television camera so that a television presenter can read the words they have to say

DAB

noun

digital audio broadcasting: a system of broadcasting radio signals using digital technology

decoder

noun

a piece of equipment that changes digital electronic signals into a picture and sound on your television

digibox

a piece of equipment that allows the user to receive digital television broadcasts

dish

noun

a round piece of equipment that sends or receives radio or television messages

edit suite

noun

a room containing equipment for editing films or television programmes

HD

noun

high definition: better than standard resolution on TV and video, making the images clearer

HD-ready

adjective

HD-ready televisions, computers etc can get and show high-definition pictures when television companies start to broadcast programmes using this technology

headset

noun

a piece of equipment that you wear over your ears with a part you can speak into, connected to a telephone or radio

high-definition

adjective

providing images that show a lot of detail very clearly

home cinema

noun

television and DVD equipment that is intended to copy the experience of seeing something in a cinema in your own home

home theater

noun

home cinema

loudspeaker

noun

a speaker that is part of a radio or music system

mast

noun

a tall metal structure used for broadcasting radio and television signals

plasma screen

noun

a type of television or computer screen made by putting a mixture of gases between two sheets of glass. This produces a very clear picture which can be looked at from almost any angle.

radio

noun

a piece of equipment that you use for listening to radio programmes

radio

noun

the piece of equipment used for sending or receiving spoken messages using electronic signals

receiver

noun

the part of a television or radio that receives electronic signals and changes them into pictures and sounds

relay

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that sends television, radio, and satellite signals from one place to another

remote control

noun

a piece of equipment that you use for controlling a machine such as a television or stereo system from a short distance away

satellite dish

noun

a piece of equipment in the shape of a dish that receives special signals from a satellite that allow you to watch satellite television

scrambler

noun

a piece of equipment that scrambles an electronic signal

screen

noun

the flat surface on a computer, television, or piece of electronic equipment where words and pictures are shown

set

noun

a piece of equipment that receives television or radio signals

set-top box

noun

a piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box that you use for operating cable television

smart TV

noun

a television on which you can access the Internet and use apps as well as watching programmes

television

noun

a piece of electrical equipment with a screen, used for watching programmes

television set

noun

a television 1

tranny

noun

a transistor radio

transistor

noun

an object that controls the flow of electricity inside a piece of electronic equipment such as a radio or television

transistor

noun

a transistor radio

transistor radio

noun

a small radio that uses transistors

transmitter

noun

a piece of electronic equipment used for sending radio, television, or telephone signals through the air

tube

noun

a cathode ray tube

tuner

noun

the part of a radio or television that receives broadcast signals

tuner

noun

a piece of equipment that receives radio signals

V-chip

noun

an electronic chip put in a television so that parents can control what their children watch

wireless

noun

a radio1 1a

zapper

noun

a remote control for a television

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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