channel hopping

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channel hopping definition

and channel surfing; channel zapping
  1. n.
    using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel. : I wish you would stop channel hopping! , He spends more time channel zapping than actually watching.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Computing Dictionary

channel hopping definition

To rapidly switch channels on IRC, or a GEnie chat board. This term may derive from the TV idiom, "channel surfing".
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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