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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A television show in which contestants compete for prizes by playing games of knowledge or chance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A radio or television programme or an episode of the programme that involves members of the public or celebrities, whether as individuals or as part of a team, playing a game, especially involving the answering of quiz questions, for cash or prizes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a television program in which contestants compete for awards. The contestants are members of the public selected to participate on the show, and not employed by the producer of the show.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun
    Date: 1958
    : a television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (as a quiz)

    February 6, 2008