Definition of closed-circuit television in English:

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closed-circuit television

Pronunciation: /ˌklōzdˌsərkət ˈteləˌviZHən/
(abbreviation CCTV)


A television system in which the video signals are transmitted from one or more cameras by cable to a restricted set of monitors.
Example sentences
  • All three were recorded on video tape by closed-circuit television systems.
  • The three-way system is linked to closed-circuit television camera operators and the police to keep tabs on offenders' movements.
  • She said the crocodile was being monitored by closed-circuit television cameras and that footage would be displayed on television monitors so visitors to the farm could see what it was doing.
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