Adjective "television" definition and examples

(Television may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtɛlɪvɪʒ(ə)n//tɛlɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A system for converting visual images (with sound) into electrical signals, transmitting them by radio or other means, and displaying them electronically on a screen.
  1. as modifier 'a television camera'
  2. 'Datacasting pushes data over the airwaves or other media alongside television, radio or other signals.'
  3. 'From there it was a small step to radio and eventually television.'
  4. 'The tower has a restaurant, radio and television transmitter and more.'
  5. 'Method of transmitting radio and television signals that promises better-quality picture and sound, and a wider choice of channels.'
  6. 'The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.'
  7. 'Radio and television signals are captured using antennae close to the size of the wavelength of broadcast radiation.'
  8. 'By analogy, that term came to be applied to transmitting radio or television signals over a wide area.'
  9. 'Safety will be a key issue with a security kiosk and gates backed up by a swipe card entry system, as well as closed circuit television cameras.'
  10. 'Similarly, radio and television signals were designed to be relayed to a single wire even if part of their passage was wireless.'
  11. as modifier 'television news'
  12. 'I used to say that television was the best medium ever invented for showing old films late into the night.'
  13. 'The television advertisements will be broadcast over a five week period.'
  14. 'Our news columns and television broadcasts fail consistently to reflect this diversity.'
  15. 'Greek television broke into programs to report developments.'
  16. 'Soon after the paper's publication, British television aired a program on the whooping cough vaccine.'
  17. 'Moreover, television is an adversarial medium that reports politics through the prism of personal conflict.'
  18. 'And how we can better understand each other through this great medium we have called television.'
  19. 'A series of television adverts will be broadcast as part of the Full Stop campaign, which aims to challenge and change attitudes to children.'
  20. 'Yes, we are living in a truly stunning period of creative activity in television.'
  21. 'Print, radio and television surround us with negative images.'
  22. 'Norman was on television yesterday'
  23. 'Before the interview, Depp had been watching cable television in the next room.'
  24. 'You can't keep sitting on the sofa all day, watching daytime television and eating chocolate chip cookies.'
  25. 'Folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are watching daytime television.'
  26. 'Most television, particularly network programs, has gone from vast wasteland to empty universe.'
A device with a screen for receiving television signals.
  1. 'she turned the television up'
  2. 'One of the decoder's signals can in fact be accessed by televisions in any room in my home.'
  3. 'Drinks machines, televisions and magazines are all necessities in a modern launderette.'
  4. 'As always, the sale of colour televisions are all set to go up, as the tournament approaches.'
  5. 'The community received a satellite dish, a digital satellite decoder and a television set.'
  6. 'The game was being shown on two big screens and five televisions in the pub.'
  7. 'The race will be shown on big screens and televisions around the grounds.'
  8. 'Local dealers have retuned televisions for their clients to receive the channel.'
  9. 'His school benefited by receiving a television set as a prize.'
  10. 'They tend to sit in front of televisions and computer screens for hours on end.'
  11. 'They have made provision by buying big screen televisions for spectators.'

More definitions

1. the transmission of programming, in the form of still or moving images, via radio waves, cable wires, satellite, or wireless network to a receiver or other screen.

2. the process or product involved: to watch television.

3. an electronic device or set for receiving television broadcasts or similar programming.

4. the field of television broadcasting, or similar transmission of programming.

More examples(as adjective)

"stations can be television."

"broadcastings can be television."

"programmes can be television."

"broadcasts can be television."

"councils can be television."

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Origin

Early 20th century: from tele- ‘at a distance’ + vision.