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TV

US /ˌtiːˈviː/ 
UK /ˌtiːˈviː/ 

Television

TV - تلویزیون
Persian equivalent: 

تلویزیون

Example: 

Who ​turned the TV on?

چه کسی تلویزیون را روشن کرد؟

Oxford Essential Dictionary

TV

 abbreviation short for television:
All rooms have a bathroom and colour TV.

 

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

TV

TV S2 W2 /ˌtiː ˈviː◂/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]
television
on TV
I watched the film on TV.
TV series/programme/show/station/channel etc
a TV series based on the novel
cable/satellite TV
a new TV set.
He’s the top TV presenter for children’s programmes.
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THESAURUS
television/TV noun [uncountable and countable] the piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box on which you can watch programmes, or the programmes that are broadcast using this. In everyday English, people usually say TV: Sometimes I don’t feel like doing anything except watching television. | A lot of people use the Internet for watching TV. | Can you turn on the television? | the TV Guide in the newspaper | There's nothing good on the TV. | Our TV set (=television)isn't working properly.
the box/the telly British English (also the tube American English) noun [singular] informal a television, or the programmes that are broadcast on television: Can you turn the telly down a bit? | What’s on the box tonight? | There's nothing good on the tube.
satellite television (also satellite TV) noun [uncountable] television programmes that are broadcast using ↑satellites in space, and which you need a special piece of equipment to be able to watch: Do you have satellite TV at home? | You can watch the game on satellite television. | a satellite dish (=the round thing that you put on your roof or the wall of your house in order to receive satellite television signals)
terrestrial television television that is not broadcast by satellite or cable: The company has secured the rights to broadcast the Championship on terrestrial television.
cable television (also cable TV, cable) noun [uncountable] television programmes that are broadcast by ↑cable (=tubes containing wires that carry television pictures): The program was first shown on cable.
digital television (also digital TV, digital) noun [uncountable] programmes that are broadcast using ↑digital signals, with more choice and better quality pictures than ordinary television: The switchover to digital TV will take place between 2010 and 2012.
widescreen television (also widescreen TV) noun [countable] a television that is much wider than it is high, and wider than an ordinary television. Widescreen televisions are used for programmes that are broadcast using ↑digital signals: There was a massive widescreen TV in the living room. | Widescreen TV is good for watching films.

satellite television

ˌsatellite ˈtelevision BrE AmE (also ˌsatellite TˈV) noun [uncountable]
television programmes that are broadcast using satellites in space, and which you need a special piece of equipment to be able to watch

television

television S1 W1 /ˈteləˌvɪʒən, ˈtelɪˌvɪʒən, ˌteləˈvɪʒən/ BrE AmE noun
[Date: 1900-2000; Language: French; Origin: télévision, from télé- 'tele-' + vision]
1. [countable] (also television set formal) a piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box with a screen, on which you can watch programmes SYN TV:
Lucy turned on the television to watch the evening news.
They have a television in every room.
REGISTER
In everyday English, people usually say TV rather than television:
▪ What's on TV tonight?
2. [uncountable] the programmes broadcast in this way SYN TV:
In the evenings I like to relax and watch television.
3. on (the) television broadcast or being broadcast on television:
What’s on television tonight?
4. [uncountable] the business of making and broadcasting programmes on television SYN TV
in television
Jean works in television.
a television film crew
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COLLOCATIONS
■ verbs
watch television Mum was in the lounge watching television.
see/watch something on television She saw the race on television.
turn/switch the television on/off I switched off the television and went to bed.
turn the television up/down (=make it louder or quieter) Rory had turned the television up so loud that the people next door complained.
■ television + NOUN
a television show/programme Her favourite television programme was just starting.
a television series (=a set of programmes with the same characters or subject, broadcast every day or every week) He starred in the popular television series, ‘Friends’.
a television film/movie (=a film that has been made to be shown on television, not in a cinema) Ford appeared in several television movies.
a television documentary a television documentary about an important public issue
the television news There was nothing about it on the television news.
a television screen Bella’s eyes were fixed on the television screen.
a television presenter British English a well-known television presenter
a television reporter/journalist Grant was interviewed by a BBC television journalist.
a television producer a BBC television producer
a television director He’s a very successful television director.
a television (film) crew A television crew were allowed to film the meeting.
a television actor/actress Peebles is best known as a television actor.
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + television
live television The accident was shown on live television.
national television The President went on national television to appeal for calm.
satellite/cable television They have a dish for satellite television.
digital television the switchover to digital television
terrestrial television British English (=television that is not broadcast using a satellite or cable) Many of these matches are not available on terrestrial television.
high definition/HD television high definition television channels
a widescreen television Widescreen televisions are getting more popular, especially in home cinema systems.
a plasma/LCD television Each hotel room has a minibar and plasma television.
a flat screen television a buyer’s guide to the latest flat screen televisions
a colour television a 32 inch colour television
a black-and-white television They had an old black and white television in the garage.
■ COMMON ERRORS
► Do not say 'see/watch something in television'. Say see/watch something on television.
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THESAURUS
television/TV noun [uncountable and countable] the piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box on which you can watch programmes, or the programmes that are broadcast using this. In everyday English, people usually say TV: Sometimes I don’t feel like doing anything except watching television. | A lot of people use the Internet for watching TV. | Can you turn on the television? | the TV Guide in the newspaper | There's nothing good on the TV. | Our TV set (=television)isn't working properly.
the box/the telly British English (also the tube American English) noun [singular] informal a television, or the programmes that are broadcast on television: Can you turn the telly down a bit? | What’s on the box tonight? | There's nothing good on the tube.
satellite television (also satellite TV) noun [uncountable] television programmes that are broadcast using ↑satellites in space, and which you need a special piece of equipment to be able to watch: Do you have satellite TV at home? | You can watch the game on satellite television. | a satellite dish (=the round thing that you put on your roof or the wall of your house in order to receive satellite television signals)
terrestrial television television that is not broadcast by satellite or cable: The company has secured the rights to broadcast the Championship on terrestrial television.
cable television (also cable TV, cable) noun [uncountable] television programmes that are broadcast by ↑cable (=tubes containing wires that carry television pictures): The program was first shown on cable.
digital television (also digital TV, digital) noun [uncountable] programmes that are broadcast using ↑digital signals, with more choice and better quality pictures than ordinary television: The switchover to digital TV will take place between 2010 and 2012.
widescreen television (also widescreen TV) noun [countable] a television that is much wider than it is high, and wider than an ordinary television. Widescreen televisions are used for programmes that are broadcast using ↑digital signals: There was a massive widescreen TV in the living room. | Widescreen TV is good for watching films.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

TV

TV [TV]   [ˌtiː ˈviː]    [ˌtiː ˈviː]  noun countable, uncountable
television
What's on TV tonight?
We're buying a new TV with the money.
Almost all homes have at least one TV set.
All rooms have a bathroom and colour TV.
a TV series/show/programme
satellite/cable/digital TV
She's a highly paid TV presenter.

see also  pay TV  
Collocations:
Television
Watching
watch television/TV/a show/(BrE) a programme/(NAmE) a program/a documentary/a pilot/a rerun/a repeat
see (especially BrE) an ad/(especially NAmE) a commercial/the news/the weather
catch/miss a show/a programme/a program/an episode/the news
pick up/reach for/grab the remote (control)
change/switch channel
surf (through)/ (especially NAmE) flip through/ (especially BrE) flick through the channels
sit in front of/switch on/switch off/turn on/turn off the television/the TV/the TV set
have/install satellite (TV)/cable (TV)/a satellite dish
Showing
show a programme/a documentary/an ad/a commercial
screen a programme/a documentary
run an ad/a commercial
broadcast/ (especially NAmE) air/repeat a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a series
go out/air/be recorded live
attract/draw (in)/pull (in) viewers
be a hit with viewers/audiences/critics
get (low/high) ratings
Appearing
be on/appear on television/TV/a TV show
take part in a phone-in/a game show/a quiz show/a reality TV show
host a show/a programme/series/a game show/a quiz show/a talk show/(BrE) a chat show
be/become/work as a (BrE) TV presenter/talk-show host/sports commentator/anchorman/(BrE) newsreader
read/present the news
appear/perform live (on TV)
Programme-making
do/film/make a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a pilot/a series/an ad/a commercial
work on a soap (opera)/a pilot (episode)/a sitcom

write/produce a drama/sitcom/spin-off/comedy series

television

tele·vi·sion [television televisions]   [ˈtelɪvɪʒn]    [ˈtelɪvɪʒn]  noun (abbr. TV)
1. (also ˈtelevision set) (also BrE informal telly) countable a piece of electrical equipment with a screen on which you can watch programmes with moving pictures and sounds
a colour television
a widescreen television
a plasma screen television

• to turn the television on/off

2. (also BrE informal telly) uncountable the programmes broadcast on television

• We don't do much in the evenings except watch television.

3. uncountable the system, process or business of broadcasting television programmes
satellite/terrestrial/cable/digital television
the television news
a television documentary
a television company/presenter
I'd like to work in television (= for a television company).
see also  cable television, closed-circuit television
Idiom: on television
See also: on TV  on the telly  telly  
Word Origin:
early 20th cent.: from tele-  ‘at a distance’ + vision.  
Collocations:
Television
Watching
watch television/TV/a show/(BrE) a programme/(NAmE) a program/a documentary/a pilot/a rerun/a repeat
see (especially BrE) an ad/(especially NAmE) a commercial/the news/the weather
catch/miss a show/a programme/a program/an episode/the news
pick up/reach for/grab the remote (control)
change/switch channel
surf (through)/ (especially NAmE) flip through/ (especially BrE) flick through the channels
sit in front of/switch on/switch off/turn on/turn off the television/the TV/the TV set
have/install satellite (TV)/cable (TV)/a satellite dish
Showing
show a programme/a documentary/an ad/a commercial
screen a programme/a documentary
run an ad/a commercial
broadcast/ (especially NAmE) air/repeat a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a series
go out/air/be recorded live
attract/draw (in)/pull (in) viewers
be a hit with viewers/audiences/critics
get (low/high) ratings
Appearing
be on/appear on television/TV/a TV show
take part in a phone-in/a game show/a quiz show/a reality TV show
host a show/a programme/series/a game show/a quiz show/a talk show/(BrE) a chat show
be/become/work as a (BrE) TV presenter/talk-show host/sports commentator/anchorman/(BrE) newsreader
read/present the news
appear/perform live (on TV)
Programme-making
do/film/make a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a pilot/a series/an ad/a commercial
work on a soap (opera)/a pilot (episode)/a sitcom
write/produce a drama/sitcom/spin-off/comedy series 
Example Bank:
Millions watched the events on live television.
She recalled her first television appearance forty years ago.
She works in television.
The Olympics receive extensive television coverage.
The children watched television for most of the evening.
The state television screened pictures of the trial.
The trial was broadcast by local television.
• We were watching the news on television.

• a television adaptation of the popular novel

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

TV

TV /ˌtiːˈviː/
noun [C or U]
ABBREVIATION FOR television:
We ate in front of (= while watching) the TV.
What's on TV tonight?
You watch too much TV!
TV personalities

television

television /ˈtel.ɪ.vɪʒ.ən/ /ˌ--ˈ--/ US /-ə-/
noun [C or U] (ALSO TV, UK INFORMAL telly)
a box-like device with a screen which receives electrical signals and changes them into moving images and sound, or the method or business of sending images and sound by electrical signals:
a colour/black-and-white television
Could you turn the television down?
It's one of the few television programmes that I always make a point of watching.
Is there anything interesting on television tonight?
Clare has worked in television since she left college.
Your problem is that you watch too much television.

televisual /ˌtel.ɪˈvɪʒ.u.əl/ US /-ə-/
adjective MAINLY UK
relating to television:
the televisual age
an interesting televisual experience

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

TV

/ti: vi:/
(TVs)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

TV means the same as television.
The TV was on...
I prefer going to the cinema to watching TV.
...a TV commercial.
 

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 

TV

TV /ˈtiːˈviː/ noun, pl TVs : television

[count]

• unplug the TV
• We need a new TV.

[noncount]

• Do you want to watch some TV before bed?
• She works in TV.
- often used before another noun
• a TV host/set/show
on TV : broadcast by television : being shown by television
• There's nothing (good) on TV [=on television] tonight.

Entertainment

  1. What do you do for entertainment? How often do you do it?
  2. What are some seasonal entertainments in your country?
  3. Do you like to watch animations? What do you usually watch on TV?
  4. What kind of music do you listen to?
  5. How often do you go to the cinema or theater?
  6. Are there any theme parks in your city? How often do you go there?
  7. What kind of entertainments do you plan for your guests?
  8. Who's the most entertaining person you know? Are you an entertaining person?

News

  1. Do you follow the news? How do you get the news?
  2. Are newspapers popular in your country? Do you trust them?
  3. Do you ever get online news? What are some of your trusted websites?
  4. Do you think the news is usually good or bad? Why?
  5. What kind of news are you most interested in?
  6. What were some of the important headlines in your local newspaper last week?
  7. What was the last piece of news you heard from someone?
  8. What's the most tragic news you have ever seen on TV?
  9. What's the best news you've ever heard, read or seen?

Likes and Dislikes

  1. What kind of books do you like? Who's your favorite writer?
  2. What type of music do you like? Who's your favorite singer?
  3. What's your favorite sport? Use three adjectives to say why you like it?
  4. Do you like movies? What kind of movies do you enjoy? Who is your favorite actor/director?
  5. What's your favorite color?
  6. What's your favorite food and restaurant?
  7. Do you like to watch TV? What programs do you watch on TV? 
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