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And I read the finder scales of the television instrument to him.

Well have to keep out the press and television men, anyway, because of your health.

For television was long since an accomplished, everyday fact.

Together, and silently, Kincaide and I bent over the television disk.

A television set had somehow been turned on by the crash that bulged the back wall.

It was like the television thrillers, after all, Parr reflected.

With a grunt, I flipped my cigarette at the television lens.

Look at what television and such have done in our own civilization.

Just like a television play in installments, Brandon thought.

So does television, omnipresent and, at times, seemingly omnipotent.

WORD ORIGIN

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 French 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 German as Fernsehen.

Meaning "a television set" is from 1955. Shortened form TV is from 1948.

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