Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cable television.

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  • abbreviation originally community antenna television, a precursor to cable television
  • abbreviation cable television

Etymologies

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

[c(ommunity) a(ntenna) t(ele)v(ision).]

Examples

  • First, the massive increase in domestic programming imposed on us requires the expenditure of huge sums of money at precisely the same time as the rapid expansion of CATV is fragmenting the Canadian audiences and diminishing the industry's viability.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • 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 Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • 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 Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • We have a dedicated U.S. phone line that is free calling all over the U.S. and Canada, and CATV.

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  • With cable companies now offering some of the fastest domestic connectivity in Japan with a speed of up to 160 Mbps on offer at a price competitive with ADSL and FTTH, this is a good time too look with iBridge Research Plus, as reported by japan. internet.com, into CATV, Cable Access Television, with the focus in this story on internet services.

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  • What would be really cool is to put a amateur TV (ATV) transmitter on board to transmit the camera video on 427. 25MHz (same freqency as CATV ch 58).

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  • Of the sample, 295 people, or 98.3%, had internet connections at home, and 274 people, or 91.3% of the whole sample or 92.9% of the people with internet connections, used ADSL, CATV (cable) or FTTH (Fibre To The Home).

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  • Second, a competing newspaper recent ran a story about broadband Internet users who are discontinuing regular CATV service.

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