Definition of televisor in US English:

televisor

noun

  • 1An apparatus for transmitting and receiving television pictures in which a video signal is generated by the action of light on photoconductive cells after having passed through a revolving perforated disk, this signal controlling the brightness of a neon lamp which, in conjunction with a second disk, projects an image; (originally and especially) a device of this kind designed and patented by John Logie Baird. Now historical.

  • 2A person who works in the television industry, e.g. as a presenter. Now rare.

  • 3An organization that makes or broadcasts television programmes.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Glasgow Herald. Probably partly from televis- + -or.

Pronunciation

televisor

/ˈtɛlɪvʌɪzə/