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

  • n. See picture tube.
  • n. A film of a transmitted television program.
  • transitive v. To make a film of (a transmitted television program).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an early television receiver tube
  • n. a recording of a television broadcast made by filming the screen of a monitor; a telerecording

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as kinetoscope, 2.

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

  • n. a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen


Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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