television Definition

an electronic system of transmitting transient images of fixed or moving objects together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound.

Using television: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "television" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I watch television every night.

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    The news was broadcast on television.

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    The invention of television changed the world.

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    She turned off the television and went to bed.

television Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for television

  • telly
  • TV
  • boob tube
  • idiot box

Phrases with television

  • a set of related television programs produced and presented as a single broadcast


    I'm really into this new television series.

  • a program broadcast on television


    I never miss his television show.

  • a station that broadcasts television programs


    I can't find the right television channel.

Origins of television

from tele- 'at a distance' + vision 'sight'


Summary: television in Brief

Television [ˈtɛlɪvɪʒ(ə)n] is an electronic system for transmitting images and sound over a distance. It has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, with phrases like 'television series,' 'television show,' and 'television channel' reflecting its central role in entertainment and information. Examples include 'I watch television every night,' and 'The news was broadcast on television.'

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