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Definition: TV

(TeleVision) Meaning "long-distance viewing." Pronounced "tee-vee" or "tee-vee," a TV is a visual display system that derives its content over the air, via satellite, coaxial cable or optical fiber. Experiments with television date back to the 1920s; however, TV did not become viable until the early 1940s (see video/TV history). See NTSC, CRT, flat panel TV, smart TV, rear-projection TV and front-projection TV.