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Channelnoun

The physical confine of a river or slough, consisting of a bed and banks.

‘The water coming out of the waterwheel created a standing wave in the channel.’;

Chanel

Chanel (, French pronunciation: [ʃanɛl]) is a French luxury fashion house that was founded by couturière Coco Chanel in 1910. It focuses on women's high fashion and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and accessories.

Channelnoun

The natural or man-made deeper course through a reef, bar, bay, or any shallow body of water.

‘A channel was dredged to allow ocean-going vessels to reach the city.’;

Channelnoun

The navigable part of a river.

‘We were careful to keep our boat in the channel.’;

Channelnoun

A narrow body of water between two land masses.

‘The English Channel lies between France and England.’;

Channelnoun

That through which anything passes; means of conveying or transmitting.

‘The news was conveyed to us by different channels.’;

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Channelnoun

A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

Channelnoun

(electronics) A connection between initiating and terminating nodes of a circuit.

‘The guard-rail provided the channel between the downed wire and the tree.’;

Channelnoun

(electronics) The narrow conducting portion of a MOSFET transistor.

Channelnoun

(communication) The part that connects a data source to a data sink.

‘A channel stretches between them.’;

Channelnoun

(communication) A path for conveying electrical or electromagnetic signals, usually distinguished from other parallel paths.

‘We are using one of the 24 channels.’;

Channelnoun

(communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via physical separation, such as by multipair cable.

‘The channel is created by bonding the signals from these four pairs.’;

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Channelnoun

(communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via spectral or protocol separation, such as by frequency or time-division multiplexing.

‘Their call is being carried on channel 6 of the T-1 line.’;

Channelnoun

(broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies, usually in conjunction with a predetermined letter, number, or codeword, and allocated by international agreement.

‘KNDD is the channel at 107.7 MHz in Seattle.’;

Channelnoun

(broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies used for transmitting television.

‘NBC is on channel 11 in San Jose.’;

Channelnoun

(storage) The portion of a storage medium, such as a track or a band, that is accessible to a given reading or writing station or head.

‘This chip in this disk drive is the channel device.’;

Channelnoun

(technic) The way in a turbine pump where the pressure is built up.

‘The liquid is pressurized in the lateral channel.’;

Channelnoun

A distribution channel

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Channelnoun

(Internet) A particular area for conversations on an IRC network, analogous to a chatroom and often dedicated to a specific topic.

Channelnoun

(Internet) An obsolete means of delivering up-to-date Internet content.

Channelnoun

A psychic or medium who temporarily takes on the personality of somebody else.

Channelnoun

(nautical) The wale of a sailing ship which projects beyond the gunwale and to which the shrouds attach via the chains. One of the flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

Channelverb

(transitive) To make or cut a channel or groove in.

Channelverb

(transitive) To direct or guide along a desired course.

‘We will channel the traffic to the left with these cones.’;

Channelverb

To serve as a medium for.

‘She was channeling the spirit of her late husband, Seth.’;

Channelverb

(transitive) To follow as a model, especially in a performance.

‘He was trying to channel President Reagan, but the audience wasn't buying it.’; ‘When it is my turn to sing karaoke, I am going to channel Ray Charles.’;

Channelnoun

The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

Channelnoun

The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.

Channelnoun

A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.

Channelnoun

That through which anything passes; a means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.

‘The veins are converging channels.’; ‘At best, he is but a channel to convey to the National assembly such matter as may import that body to know.’;

Channelnoun

A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

Channelnoun

Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

Channelnoun

official routes of communication, especially the official means by which information should be transmitted in a bureaucracy; as, to submit a request through channels; you have to go through channels.

Channelnoun

a band of electromagnetic wave frequencies that is used for one-way or two-way radio communication; especially, the frequency bands assigned by the FTC for use in television broadcasting, and designated by a specific number; as, channel 2 in New York is owned by CBS.

Channelnoun

one of the signals in an electronic device which receives or sends more than one signal simultaneously, as in stereophonic radios, records, or CD players, or in measuring equipment which gathers multiple measurements simultaneously.

Channelnoun

an opening in a cell membrane which serves to actively transport or allow passive transport of substances across the membrane; as, an ion channel in a nerve cell.

Channelnoun

a path for transmission of signals between devices within a computer or between a computer and an external device; as, a DMA channel.

Channelverb

To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.

‘No more shall trenching war channel her fields.’;

Channelverb

To course through or over, as in a channel.

Channelnoun

a path over which electrical signals can pass;

‘a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company’;

Channelnoun

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’;

Channelnoun

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)

Channelnoun

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’;

Channelnoun

(often plural) a means of communication or access;

‘it must go through official channels’; ‘lines of communication were set up between the two firms’;

Channelnoun

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’;

Channelnoun

a television station and its programs;

‘a satellite TV channel’; ‘surfing through the channels’; ‘they offer more than one hundred channels’;

Channelnoun

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’;

Channelverb

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;

‘Sound carries well over water’; ‘The airwaves carry the sound’; ‘Many metals conduct heat’;

Channelverb

direct the flow of;

‘channel infomartion towards a broad audience’;

Channelverb

send from one person or place to another;

‘transmit a message’;

Channelnoun

a length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas.

Channelnoun

the English Channel

‘the movement has spread across the Channel’;

Channelnoun

a navigable passage in a stretch of water otherwise unsafe for vessels

‘buoys marked the safe limits of the channel’;

Channelnoun

a hollow bed for a natural or artificial waterway

‘the river is confined in a narrow channel’;

Channelnoun

a band of frequencies used in radio and television transmission, especially as used by a particular station.

Channelnoun

a service or station using a channel of frequencies

‘a new television channel’;

Channelnoun

a method or system for communication or distribution

‘some companies have a variety of sales channels’; ‘they didn't apply through the proper channels’;

Channelnoun

an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal

‘an audio channel’;

Channelnoun

the semiconductor region in a field-effect transistor that forms the main current path between the source and the drain.

Channelnoun

a tubular passage or duct for liquid

‘fish eggs have a small channel called the micropyle’;

Channelverb

direct towards a particular end or object

‘the council is to channel public funds into training schemes’;

Channelverb

cause to pass along or through a specified route or medium

‘many countries channel their aid through charities’;

Channelverb

(of a person) serve as a medium for (a spirit)

‘she was channelling the spirit of Billie Holiday’;

Channelverb

emulate or seem to be inspired by

‘Meg Ryan plays Avery as if she's channelling Nicole Kidman’;

Channelverb

form channels or grooves in

‘pottery with a distinctive channelled decoration’;

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