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channel

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Noun channel has 8 senses
  1. channel, transmission channel - a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
    --1 is a kind of transmission
    Derived forms: verb channel1, verb channelize3
  2. channel - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    passage
    --2 has particulars: gutter, trough; limbers
    Derived form: verb channelize4
  3. groove, channel - 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)
    --3 is a kind of depression, impression, imprint
    --3 has particulars:
     dado; flute, fluting; quirk; rabbet, rebate; track; rut; stria, striation; washout
  4. channel - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    body of water, water
    --4 has particulars:
     Harlem River; canal; English Channel; Hampton Roads; Mozambique Channel; rill; strait, sound; tideway; watercourse; Windward Passage
  5. channel, communication channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
    --5 is a kind of communication, communicating
    --5 has particulars:
     back channel; lens; liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication
    Derived forms: verb channel1, verb channel2, verb channel3, verb channelize3
  6. duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - 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"
    --6 is a kind of passage, passageway
    --6 has parts: ampulla
    --6 has particulars:
     pore; spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralis; ductule, ductulus; canaliculus; canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae; venous sinus, sinus; lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear duct; nasolacrimal duct; Haversian canal; hepatic duct; inguinal canal, canalis inguinalis; common bile duct, bile duct; pancreatic duct; lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel; salivary duct; cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebri; ureter; urethra; cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteri; umbilical cord; vagina; epididymis; vas deferens, ductus deferens; seminal duct; ejaculatory duct; cartilaginous tube; bronchiole; alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract; lactiferous duct
    Derived form: verb channelize3
  7. channel, television channel, TV channel - a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
    --7 is a kind of television station, TV station
  8. distribution channel, channel - 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"
    --8 is a kind of marketing
Verb channel has 3 senses
  1. conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel - transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
    --1 is one way to bring, convey, take
    Derived forms: noun channel5, noun channel1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. channel, canalize, canalise - direct the flow of; "channel infomartion towards a broad audience"
    --2 is one way to steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
    Derived forms: noun channelization1, noun channelisation1, noun channel5
    Sample sentence:
    They channel the water from the sink
  3. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise - send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun channelization1, noun channelisation1, noun channel5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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