American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A television distribution system in which station signals, picked up by elevated antennas, are delivered by cable to the receivers of subscribers. Also called cable TV, community antenna television.
- n. television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
- n. a television system that transmits over cables
“Originally known as CATV community antenna television, cable television debuted in the late 1940s in a mountainous region of Pennsylvania when a local TV salesman became frustrated that he couldn’t sell sets because customers could not receive a signal.”
“The spot, which aired on cable television and the Web, shows a clueless blue-shirted store salesman stammering and shrugging when a customer asks him to explain the difference between two laptops.”
“Riding a bull stock market and the expansion of cable television networks devoted solely to investors—CNBC and CNNfn, in particular—E*Trade saw its accounts soar to nearly 2.5 million by May 2000.”
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