from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The transmission of dynamic or sometimes static images, generally with accompanying sound, via electric or electromagnetic signals.
- n. An electronic apparatus that receives such signals, reproducing the images on a screen, and typically reproducing accompanying sound signals on speakers.
- n. The visual and audio content of such signals.
- n. The industry of producing and broadcasting television programs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound.
- n. A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.
- n. Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.
- v. To watch television.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
- n. broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
- n. an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
French télévision : télé-, far (from Greek tēle-, tele-) + vision, vision; see vision.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French télévision. (Wiktionary)