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Television appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nurses on television, ill, in Illinois: I’ve let noses run.
  • Ali names it in a series on television ("Ill in Illinois"): "I’ve let nose ire sanitise Manila."
  • To lay a bat at embarcaderos’ necrotic Illinois, I’ve let a non-rutting nit turn on a television (illicit or censored) a crab met at a bay a lot.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun television:

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Definition of the noun television

What does television mean as a name of something?

Television is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: televisions

  1. broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    • example: Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of television: telecasting / TV / video
    • more generic word: broadcasting = taking part in a radio or tv program
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • picture / video = the visible part of a television transmission
      • audio / sound = the audible part of a transmitted signal
  2. a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
  3. an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen


Television is an American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973 and credited as highly influential and seminal.


  1. "Television": Television is the eponymous third album by American rock band Television. The album was released in 1992, fourteen years after the band's second studio album and subsequent break up in 1978. A video for "Call Mr. Lee" was filmed and aired on MTV to limited play.
  2. "Television" is a studio album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John.
    • genre: Funk
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Television" is a musical album of Paola & Chiara.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  4. "Television" is a musical album of Baaba Maal & Brazillian Girls.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Television" is a composition.
  6. "Television" a.k.a. "Télévision" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  7. "Television" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Television" a.k.a. "Télévision" is a musical album of Végastar.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Television" is a composition by Daniel Bélanger that was nominated for Songwriter of the Year Award in the 2008 Juno Awards.
  10. "Television" is a musical single of Noice.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  11. "Television" is a musical album of Pete Teo.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  12. "Television" is a musical single of Nancys Rubias.
  13. "Television" is a musical album of Whiskey Trench.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  14. "Television" is a musical album of Super Multifaros.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  15. "Television" is a musical EP of Mitch Murder.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  16. "Television" is a musical single of The Heads.
    • released in (21 years ago)


  1. "Television" is a 2012 Bangladeshi film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and starring Shahir Huda Rumi, Chanchal Chowdhury, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, and others. The film was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film originates from the director's mother who had the same destiny as the Chairman in the film, who was incapable of going to Hajj at the very ending of the film.
  2. "Television" is a short film.
    • country: South Korea
    • language: Korean Language
    • genres: East Asian cinema, World cinema


  1. Television a.k.a. Practical Television, later known as Television and subsequently Television & Consumer Electronics, was a UK magazine for the electronics/TV servicing trade, enthusiasts, and the general public.
  2. Television is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Television

Phrases starting with the word Television:

  1. television set
  2. television news
  3. television room
  4. television show
  5. television star
  6. television tube
  7. television camera
  8. television system
  9. television antenna
  10. television channel
  11. television monitor
  12. Television Network
  13. television program
  14. television station

Phrases ending with the word Television:

  1. Web television
  2. cable television
  3. color television
  4. colour television
  5. Digital television
  6. Reality television

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Television

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Google previewThe Visible Man (2011)

A Novel by Chuck Klosterman

Television is a form of one-way entertainment,” Y____ said in the middle of our August 15 session. What made August so convoluted was that we quit talking about problems and more often just talked, about nothing and everything, exactly ...

Google previewThe Internet (2012)

The Book Of Revelations by Felix von Keudell

Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business!

Google previewWorld Television (2007)

From Global to Local by Joseph D. Straubhaar

Television is a very plural phenomenon for many, with cable and satellite television dominant in the richest countries, having more than 80% penetration in the United States, for example. For the minority who have access to the Internet, ...

Google previewWomen and Men in Management (2003)

by Gary N. Powell, Laura M. Graves

Television is the most popular source of information and entertainment worldwide , partly because it is so accessible and easy to use. Unlike the print media, TV watching does not require literacy. Unlike the movies, theater, and concerts, TV is ...

Google previewFreedom of Speech (2003)

Rights and Liberties Under the Law by Kenneth Ira Kersch

Television is not the truth,” Beale tells them. “Television is a goddamn amusement park. Television is ...

Google previewCrisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry (1995)

A Practical Approach by Colin Doeg

Stephen Watson, managing director of Corporate Vision, one of the specialists in media training, points out: Television is a visual rather than a verbal medium. It is impressionistic and a transcript of what you have actually said will not tell you ...

Google previewMedia Studies (2009)

An Introduction by Robert Kolker

Television is the expression of a desire for a shared place in the private sphere where we can enter a flow of programming from the superficial to the profound, from the personal to the political, and sometimes the vulgar. Through analysis of ...

Google previewWhen Television was Young (1990)

Primetime Canada 1952-1967 by Paul Rutherford

Television is the most important medium we've got. It can involve millions of people in an...

Television means people [have] to think, and the national consciousness moves forward because of it. Allan King, 1967' Allan King wasn't saying ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

The drama was as much about the “newscast” and the inter-workings of television coverage of the events as it was about the events themselves. Special Bulletin won the equivalents of both the Directors Guild of America and Writers Guild of ...

Google previewAcademic Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre

MPEG-2 is the basis for ATSC digital television transmission. Its work follows on from that of JPEG to add interfield compression, the extra compression potentially available through similarities between successive frames of moving pictures.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (2004)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

The television medium fulfills two principal functions for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). First, television acts as a conduit to a global audience for the promotion of Olympism, the philosophy of the Olympic Movement grounded in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Soccer (2011)

by Tom Dunmore

TELEVISION. The number of spectators viewing a top-level soccer game on television in most countries now considerably outstrips the number of spectators physically at the stadium. This is particularly true for major international competitions ...

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Quotes about Television

We love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist. (Barbara Ehrenreich)
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Scrabble value of T1E1L1E1V4I1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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