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television British & World English

A system for converting visual images (with sound) into electrical signals, transmitting them by radio or other means, and displaying them electronically on a screen

television set in television British & World English

A device with a screen for receiving television signals

television tube British & World English

Another term for picture tube.

cable television British & World English

A system in which television programmes are transmitted to the sets of subscribers by cable rather than by a broadcast signal

digital television British & World English

Television broadcasting in which the pictures are transmitted as digital signals which are decoded by a device in or attached to the receiving television set

television station British & World English

An organization transmitting television programmes

breakfast television British & World English

Television programmes broadcast early in the morning

projection television British & World English

A large television receiver in which the image is projected optically on to a large viewing screen

satellite television British & World English

Television broadcast using a satellite to relay signals to appropriately equipped customers in a particular area

closed-circuit television British & World English

A television system in which video signals are transmitted from one or more cameras by cable to a set of monitors, used especially for security purposes

Independent Television Commission British & World English

(In the UK) an organization responsible for licensing and regulating commercial television. It merged with Ofcom in 2003

pay TV British & World English

Television broadcasting in which viewers pay by subscription to watch a particular channel

pay television in pay TV British & World English

Television broadcasting in which viewers pay by subscription to watch a particular channel

plasma TV British & World English

A television set with a plasma screen, usually larger and much thinner than a conventional set, and often designed to be mounted on a wall

plasma television in plasma TV British & World English

A television set with a plasma screen, usually larger and much thinner than a conventional set, and often designed to be mounted on a wall

reality TV British & World English

Television programmes in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative

reality television in reality TV British & World English

Television programmes in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative

HDTV British & World English

High-definition television, using more lines per frame to give a sharper image