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Overview of noun channels

The noun channels has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. channels

(official routes of communication; "you have to go through channels")


Overview of noun channel

The noun channel has 8 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) channel, transmission channel

(a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company")

2. (1) 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")

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))

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")

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")

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")

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")

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")


Overview of verb channel

The verb channel has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) impart, 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")

2. channel, canalize, canalise

(direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience")

3. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise

(send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")

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