Television (often abbreviated to TV, T.V.; sometimes called , telly or the tube, bloob tube or boob tube, or idiot box in British English) is a widely used telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. The term may also be used to refer specifically to a television set, programming or television transmission. The word is derived from mixed Latin and Greek roots, meaning "far sight": Greek tele (τῆλε), far, and Latin vision, sight (from video, vis- to see, or to view in the first person).
Since it first became commercially available from the late 1930s, the television set has become a common household communications device in homes and institutions, particularly in the first world, as a source of entertainment and news. Since the 1970s, video recordings on VCR tapes and later, digital playback systems such as DVDs, have enabled the television to be used to view recorded movies and other programs.
A television system may be made up of multiple components, so a screen which lacks an internal tuner to receive the broadcast signals is called a monitor rather than a television. A television may be built to receive different broadcast or video formats, such as high-definition television, or prefferably referred to as (HDTV).
Guy#1: Blimey im bored.
Guy#2: Go watch the TV then.
1. Unsupervised, it's cocaine for children. Want to make a criminal? Place child (A) in front of TV (B) for 10 years. Nag occassionally. Wait for police.
2.One of many distractions that pulls the attention away from yourself so you don't see how miserable you are in reality. Highly addictive.
It's not TV, it's your dad in a dress!
People usually watch TV to escape from the real world or to pass the time. But after watching TV enough and doing little else to keep it busy, the brain will enter a recessive state, usually leading to short term memory, minimal attention span, etc.
That was a good episode of Lost
. I wonder what else is on.
That was a good episode of American Idol
. I wonder what else is on.
That was a good episode of Family Guy
*picks up a book*
Huh, none of these words make sense. Oh well.
*picks up the TV remote*
A big box shaped item that drains the minds of little boys and girls.
My little brother and all of his little friends all drained their minds by watching the tv.
A natural predator. It lures it's prey to itself, by flashing moving images and makes the prey sit in front of it, until it will starve to death. Once you look at it, you are magnetized and cannot leave without the help of another Being.
OMFG! He's stuck to the TV. Quick, before he starves.
short form for the word Television
Yo Bitch, I'm on TV
The opiate of the masses.
Symptoms of heavy TV users:
Detachment from reality
Delusions such as believing that ficitional characters and/or plot lines are real - this may lead to the addict seeking out the actors and actresses at conventions and addressing them by their fictional names
Religious worship of actors and actresses as gods (which may lead to low self-esteem)
Serious cases of TV addiction can lead to a decline in the addict's general hygiene, and in many cases, substantial weight gain