Learner's definition of TELEVISION
1 [noncount] : an electronic system of sending images and sounds by a wire or through space 2 [count] : a piece of equipment with a screen that receives images and sounds sent by television
Can you turn on/off the television? [=TV, (chiefly Brit) telly]
Please turn up/down the television. [=make the television louder/quieter]
3 [noncount] : programs that are broadcast by television 4 [noncount] : the television broadcasting industry
She works in television.
He's a star of stage, screen, and television.
a television [=TV] producer/reporter/company
on (the) television
: broadcast by television: being shown by television
What is on the television [=on TV, (chiefly Brit) on (the) telly] tonight?
There's nothing on television right now. [=there are no programs that I would like to watch now]
The movie will be on television next month.
I recognize your face. Are you on television? [=do you appear in a television program?]