- Abbreviation of cable television. A TV broadcasting system in which signals from local and distant stations are received by one or more antennas, and relayed to the individual subscribers within the community served. The receiving antennas are usually advantageously located, and a coaxial cable is the customary means to convey the signals sent to the subscribers. Its own abbreviation is CATV. Also called cable (4), or community-antenna TV.
- synonymcable television
- synonymcommunity-antenna television
- synonymcommunity-antenna TV