American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A computer chip installed in a television to allow the user to control the display of certain programs, especially of sexual or violent content.
- v(iewer) and v(iolence) + chip1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Clinton drew from biblical texts on numerous topics, including justifying his support for V-chip TV technology.”
“Ottawa-based Wi-Lan has over 790 issued and pending patents covering wireless, wireline and V-chip technologies, which allow users of digital-TV receivers to filter out programs they consider inappropriate.”
“And new technologies such as DVRs and the V-chip provide myriad ways to monitor children's access to media content.”
“Now we have the V-chip which has been described as "a safety cap for your television.”
“Perhaps Mr. Winters is so upset that he has forgotten the existence of the V-chip.”
“Perhaps he is unaware that the V-chip is intended for use by parents to manage their children's television viewing.”
“In animated comedy South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Eric Cartman has a “V-chip” – how did they come up with that name?”
“The V-chip, thanks to some sort of malfunction, ultimately enables Cartman to save the world from Saddam Hussein, and Satan.”
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“In the mid-late nineties, I became increasingly dissillusioned with the Clinton Adm, specifically the absurd focus on hyper poll-tested nonsolutions like the legendary V-chip.”
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