television-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a telecommunications system for broadcasting visual and audio content

Commentary: TELEVISION[+system][+transmission][+signal][+electronic][+converted][+visual/+audio]

Before television, people sat in groups listening to radio broadcasts.
It will appear on television tonight at 8 pm.
Their community does not yet get high definition television.
There are two dozen new television shows scheduled for this season.
Sally wants her children to watch less television and read more books.
You shouldn't get all your news from television.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a device for receiving electric signals and converting them to sound and images

Commentary: TELEVISION[+artifact][+device][+electronic][+receiver][+signal]

We bought a new television last week.
There is nothing wrong with your television set.
Before solid state electronics, televisions had tubes.
There was a bunch of television equipment in the back of that truck.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: the industry engaged in television broadcasting, a business so engaged

Commentary: TELEVISION[+organization][+enterprise][+broadcasting]

She has worked in television and in film.
The local television reporters are covering the story.
John studied to be a television announcer.
The fans waited in the rain for a glimpse of their favorite television stars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2