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One of my very favorite television shows growing up was 'The Prisoner.'
Roger Avary

Meaning of "television" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TELEVISION

From tele- + vision.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TELEVISION

television  [ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TELEVISION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Television is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TELEVISION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

television

Television

Television, colloquially known as TV, (from French télévision; from Ancient Greek τῆλε (tèle), meaning "far", and Latin visio, meaning "sight") is a telecommunication medium that is used for transmitting and receiving moving images and sound. In a broader sense, television can also refer to images that are monochrome (black-and-white) or color, or images with or without accompanying sound. Television may also refer specifically to a television set, television program, or television transmission. Commercially available since the late 1920s (but in extremely limited numbers), the television has since become commonplace in homes, businesses and institutions, particularly as a vehicle for advertising, a source of entertainment, and news. During the 1950s, television became the primary medium for molding public opinion. Then, in the mid-1960s, color television became more widely available.

Definition of television in the English dictionary

The first definition of television in the dictionary is the system or process of producing on a distant screen a series of transient visible images, usually with an accompanying sound signal. Electrical signals, converted from optical images by a camera tube, are transmitted by UHF or VHF radio waves or by cable and reconverted into optical images by means of a television tube inside a television set. Other definition of television is Also called: television set. a device designed to receive and convert incoming electrical signals into a series of visible images on a screen together with accompanying sound. Television is also the content, etc, of television programmes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TELEVISION


abrasion
əˈbreɪʒən
cablevision
ˈkeɪbəlˌvɪʒən
collision
kəˈlɪʒən
decision
dɪˈsɪʒən
division
dɪˈvɪʒən
envision
ɪnˈvɪʒən
equation
ɪˈkweɪʒən
Eurovision
ˈjʊərəʊˌvɪʒən
evasion
ɪˈveɪʒən
invasion
ɪnˈveɪʒən
night-vision
ˈnaɪtˌvɪʒən
occasion
əˈkeɪʒən
precision
prɪˈsɪʒən
prevision
prɪˈvɪʒən
provision
prəˈvɪʒən
revision
rɪˈvɪʒən
stereovision
ˈstɛrɪəʊˌvɪʒən
subdivision
ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən
supervision
ˌsuːpəˈvɪʒən
vision
ˈvɪʒən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TELEVISION

televise
television broadcast
television cabinet
television company
television evangelist
television film
television licence
television licence fee
television lounge
television programme
television rights
television room
television screen
television set
television tube
televisional
televisionally
televisionary
televisor
televisual

WORDS THAT END LIKE TELEVISION

blurred vision
cable television
cell division
circumcision
colour television
commercial television
commission
concision
double vision
educational television
excision
field of vision
incision
indecision
infantry division
interactive television
long division
night vision
panzer division
Premier Division
satellite television

Synonyms and antonyms of television in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TELEVISION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «television» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of television

Translation of «television» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TELEVISION

Find out the translation of television to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of television from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «television» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电视
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

televisor
570 millions of speakers

English

television
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेलीविजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تِلِفِزْيُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

телевидение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

televisão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টিভি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

télévision
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Televisyen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fernsehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テレビ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

텔레비전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Televisi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tivi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொலைக்காட்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेलिव्हिजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

televizyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

televisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

telewizja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

телевізор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

televizor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τηλεόραση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

televisie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjernsyn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of television

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TELEVISION»

The term «television» is very widely used and occupies the 2.165 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TELEVISION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about television

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10 QUOTES WITH «TELEVISION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word television.
1
Roger Avary
One of my very favorite television shows growing up was 'The Prisoner.'
2
Alec Baldwin
Often in films, you have no idea where you're going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn't necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make.
3
Kim Basinger
I've been to fights, and I've seen them on television, but no, I would not call myself a fan of the sport, that particular sport, no.
4
Kathy Bates
For a long time I did not want to do television because I did not want to get stuck playing the same person. I wanted the ongoing challenge of a variety of roles.
5
Anna Benson
I want to do more television and I want to do more radio.
6
Sean Berdy
The deaf culture is portrayed very accurately on 'Switched at Birth' because the writers did the opposite of the norm. They did their homework before portraying anything on television.
7
Steven Bochco
Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience.
8
A. J. Bowen
A lot of cable television is shot on a single camera. Our eyes are more trained to that. It takes the camera off the crane, away from observing the action, to becoming a character in the story along with everyone else. People are getting used to that.
9
Craig Brown
Somewhere in the back of their minds, hosts and guests alike know that the dinner party is a source of untold irritation, and that even the dullest evening spent watching television is preferable.
10
John Mason Brown
Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TELEVISION»

Discover the use of television in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to television and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Understanding Reality Television
Tracing the history of reality TV from Candid Camera to The Osbournes, Understanding Reality Television examines a range of programmes which claim to depict 'real life', from reality formatted game shows to 'real crime' programming and make ...
Su Holmes, Deborah Jermyn, 2004
2
Broadcast Television: A Complete Guide to the Industry
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Walter McDowell, 2006
3
An Introduction to Television Studies
In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television ...
Jonathan Bignell, 2012
4
Television: What's on, Who's Watching, and What it Means
Children and teenagers who watch a great deal of television perform poorly on standardized achievement tests, and among the reasons are the usurpation of time spent learning to read and the discouragement of book reading.
George Comstock, Erica Scharrer, 1999
5
Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television
That set of utopian hopes became known as the "Blue Sky" vision of cable television, from which the book takes its title.
Patrick R. Parsons, 2008
6
Television
"An examination of the origin, history, development, and societal impact of television"--Provided by publisher.
Steven Otfinoski, 2006
7
Writing Television Sitcoms (revised)
New edition of the popular screenwriting guide!
Evan S. Smith, 2009
8
Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming ...
Provides information on all television series, including syndicated shows and cable productions, and lists prime time fall schedules for every season since 1948
Alex McNeil, 1996
9
Television
Discusses the history and development of television and explains how a television works.
Valerie Bodden, 2008
10
Television: An International History of the Formative Years
Highly illustrated throughout, this is a major book in the study of history of science, technology and media.
R. W. Burns, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TELEVISION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term television is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Pioneering Television Journalist Marlene Sanders Dies at Age 84
Emmy-winning television journalist Marlene Sanders died Tuesday at age 84. The cause of death was cancer. Her son, The New Yorker staff writer and CNN ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 Red Carpet: What the Stars …
Small screen, big style! TV's brightest stars stepped out for the Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, and they worked ... «Us Magazine, May 15»
3
Critics' Choice Television Awards Announces Most Exciting New …
MAY 26, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced the honorees for the Critics' Choice Television ... «TVbytheNumbers, May 15»
4
Apple Nixed Plans for Apple-Branded Television Set 'More Than a …
Apple shelved plans to introduce a full-blown television set more than a year ago reports The Wall Street Journal, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans ... «Mac Rumors, May 15»
5
Looking Back at a Television Legacy
you would have had a very good time at the Paley Center's Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television, which took place on Wednesday at Cipriani ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
6
'The Mindy Project' Canceled By Fox, Universal Television In Talks …
However, the project may not be over yet -- Universal Television, which produces the series, is rumored to be in talks with Hulu for several additional seasons of ... «International Business Times, May 15»
7
Justified, Olive Kitteredge Lead Critics' Choice Television Awards …
The Critics' Choice Television Awards will broadcast live Sunday, May 31 at 8/7c on A&E. Check out the full list of nominees below. Best Drama Series «TV Guide, May 15»
8
Ray Romano to Host CBS Salute to David Letterman 'A Life on …
The broadcast network will salute the long-running late-night host with May 4's “David Letterman: A Life on Television.” The 90-minute celebration will be hosted ... «TheWrap, Apr 15»
9
'Galaxy Quest' Series In Works At Paramount Television
Cult sci-fi comedy feature Galaxy Quest is headed to television. I've learned that galaxyquestlogo Paramount Television is in the process of putting together a TV ... «Deadline, Apr 15»
10
TELEVISION: 'Sabado Gigante,' a family tradition, ends 53-year run
Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The popular “Sabado Gigante,” hosted by the man known as Don Francisco, will end ... «Press-Enterprise, Apr 15»

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