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channel meaning and definition

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Definition of channel (noun)

  1. a path over which electrical signals can pass
  2. a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
  3. a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
  4. a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
    • "the ship went aground in the channel"
  5. (often plural) a means of communication or access
    • "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
    • synonyms: communication channel, line
  6. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    • "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
    • synonyms: canal, duct, epithelial duct
  7. a television station and its programs
    • "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
    • synonyms: television channel, TV channel
  8. a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors
    • "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
    • synonyms: distribution channel


Definition of channel (verb)

  1. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  2. direct the flow of
  3. send from one person or place to another
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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