television etymology

English word television comes from French vision (Vision, sight.)

Detailed word origin of television

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vision French (fra) Vision, sight.
télévision French (fra) Television.
television English (eng) (neologism, informal) To watch television. (countable) A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form.. (uncountable) An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound.. (uncountable) Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television.. (uncountable) Vision at a distance.