Televisionally

television

[tel-uh-vizh-uhn]
noun
1.
the broadcasting of a still or moving image via radiowaves to receivers that project a view of the image on a picture tube.
2.
the process involved.
3.
a set for receiving television broadcasts.
4.
the field of television broadcasting.

Origin:
1905–10; tele-1 + vision

televisional [tel-uh-vizh-uh-nl] , adjective
televisionally, adverb
televisionary [tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee] , adjective
pretelevision, adjective
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television (ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən)
 
n
1.  the system or process of producing on a distant screen a series of transient visible images, usually with an accompanying sound signal. Electrical signals, converted from optical images by a camera tube, are transmitted by UHF or VHF radio waves or by cable and reconverted into optical images by means of a television tube inside a television set
2.  Also called: television set a device designed to receive and convert incoming electrical signals into a series of visible images on a screen together with accompanying sound
3.  the content, etc, of television programmes
4.  the occupation or profession concerned with any aspect of the broadcasting of television programmes: he's in television
5.  (modifier) of, relating to, or used in the transmission or reception of video and audio UHF or VHF radio signals: a television transmitter
 
[C20: from tele- + vision]
 
tele'visional
 
adj
 
tele'visionally
 
adv
 
tele'visionary
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

television
1907, "the action of seeing by means of Hertzian waves or otherwise, what is existing or happening at a place concealed or distant from the observer's eyes" [OED]; in theoretical discussions about sending images by radio transmission, formed in English or borrowed from Fr. télévision,
from tele- + vision. Other proposals for the name of this then-hypothetical technology were telephote (1880) and televista (1904). The technology was developed in the 1920s and '30s. Nativized in Ger. as Fernsehen.
"Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everyone and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want." [Clive Barnes, "New York Times," Dec. 30, 1969]
Meaning "a television set" is from 1955. Shortened form TV is from 1948.
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