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channel

Definitions

  • the Channel of The Nile Between The Two Fortresses of Semneh and Kummeh
    the Channel of The Nile Between The Two Fortresses of Semneh and Kummeh
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v channel send from one person or place to another "transmit a message"
    • v channel direct the flow of "channel information towards a broad audience"
    • v channel transmit or serve as the medium for transmission "Sound carries well over water","The airwaves carry the sound","Many metals conduct heat"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n channel a television station and its programs "a satellite TV channel","surfing through the channels","they offer more than one hundred channels"
    • n 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"
    • n channel a path over which electrical signals can pass "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
    • n channel (often plural) a means of communication or access "it must go through official channels","lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
    • n 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"
    • n 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)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Regular Channel-iron Kiln Truck A Regular Channel-iron Kiln Truck
The Channel Tunnel The Channel Tunnel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number theotherchannel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, butnochannel 1.
    • Channel 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.
    • Channel A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
    • Channel (Computers) a path for transmission of signals between devices within a computer or between a computer and an external device; as, a DMA channel .
    • Channel (Geog) A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel .
    • Channel (Cell biology) 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.
    • Channel (Naut) 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.
    • Channel 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 .
    • Channel 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.
    • Channel 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."
    • Channel The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.
    • Channel The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.
    • Channel To course through or over, as in a channel.
    • Channel To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove. "No more shall trenching war channel her fields."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981 The first music-video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. MTV's original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
    • n channel The bed of a stream of water; the hollow or course in which a stream flows.
    • n channel The deeper part of a river, or of an estuary, bay, etc., where the current flows, or which is most convenient for the track of a ship.
    • n channel As specifically applied in certain cases: A part of the sea constituting a passageway between a continent and an island, or between two islands; a strait: as, the English channel, between France and England, leading to the strait of Dover; St. George's channel, between Great Britain and Ireland, leading to the Irish sea; the Mozambique channel. A wide arm of the sea extending a considerable distance inland: as, Bristol channel in England.
    • n channel That by which something passes or is transmitted; means of passing, conveying, transmitting, reaching, or gaining: as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels; channels of influence.
    • n channel The trough used to conduct molten metal from a furnace to the molds.
    • n channel A furrow or groove.
    • n channel Specifically— The cut or depression in the sole of a shoe in which the thread is sunk. A groove cut in a stone in the line along which it is to be split. In architecture, one of a series of shallow vertical curved furrows, of elliptical section, of which each is separated from that adjoining only by a sharp edge or arris. The channel is distinguished from the flute, of which the section is an arc of a circle, and is a characteristic feature of shafts of the Doric order.
    • n channel The wind-pipe; the throat.
    • n channel The hollow between the two nether jaw-bones of a horse, where the tongue is lodged.
    • channel To form or cut a channel or channels in; groove.
    • n channel In ship-building, a plank of considerable thickness bolted edgewise to a vessel's side, nearly abreast of a mast, and serving to extend the shrouds of the lower rigging and keep them clear of the gunwale, the chain-plates being carried through notches on its outer edge. Also called chain-wale and channel-board.
    • n channel Gravel.
    • n channel A tubular passage or duct, such as the pancreatic duct, for liquids or fluids: as, the poison channel of a snake's fangs. Sometimes called canal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pears ripen from the inside out, and according to a survey on the lifestyle channel, men prefer hard pears while women prefer soft pears.
    • n Channel chan′el the bed of a stream of water: the deeper part of a strait, bay, or harbour: a strait or narrow sea: a groove or furrow: means of passing or conveying:
    • v.t Channel to make a channel: to furrow: to convey
    • n Channel chan′el a flat piece of wood or iron projecting horizontally from a ship's side to spread the shrouds and keep them clear of the bulwarks—fore, main, and mizzen channels.
    • n Channel chan′el (Scot.) gravel
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Quotations

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    “There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.”
  • Arthur Somers Roche
    Arthur Somers Roche
    “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.”
  • James Allen
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    “It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.”
  • Carol Lewis
    Carol Lewis
    “Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. Focus.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Goals help you channel your energy into action.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. chanel, canel, OF. chanel, F. chenel, fr. L. canalis,. See Canal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chanel, canel—L. canalis, a canal.

Usage

In literature:

Yonder are the bays and bayous and channels in the marshes, where your boats used to hide.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Their scouts reported a Greek fleet to be lying in the channel between the large island and the mainland.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Admiral Darby, then in command of the channel fleet, took out a convoy with supplies.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
I am afraid he knows more about this channel than I do, or has a more detailed chart of this bay than mine.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
The flow of the waters was fierce, the tides strong, and there was a thousand channels to bewilder the voyager.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
This I believe to be a solitary instance of a voyage without anchorage from Port Galant to the narrow channel.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
I was dreaming of getting ashore in a short time and then hiking across the channel into France to hunt you up.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The entrance of a channel, as the Chops of the English Channel.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Quickly the "Sumter" got under way, and with all steam up made for the channel over the bar.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
All this time a regular stream of shipping was passing up and down the Bristol Channel, as unconcernedly as in the piping days of peace.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
That's only a channel, called the Hoppenboggen, which extends around the Island of Toppenboggen.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
The water, normally, flowed only in the four-foot channel.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Information of this kind it would give me more pleasure to receive through another channel.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
It enters into all the deep coast channels, and into the Christiania fjord, but it is not always found in the deep channels of the Kattegat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
This channel is about eight miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide at its narrowest point.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
Could that be the channel the girl meant to take?
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
It opened a channel for the widespread public interest which was gathering towards astronomical subjects to flow in.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
You can hear the wreck drive down the channel a day's journey off.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
L, L, lagoon channel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The British channel was full of war-vessels.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
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In poetry:

Channels Formosan
Typhoon-torn,
Towering, tremendous
Seas of the Horn:
"Portrait Of A Lady-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
"For his promises, lo,
Sevenfold they shine
When the channels o'erflow
With the singing wine!
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
Cried the Earl: "Follow me!
I your pilot will be,
For I know all the channels
Where flows the deep sea!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVIII. -- King Olaf And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now, in flat channel,
Through the meadowland steals it,
And in the polish'd lake
Each constellation
Joyously peepeth.
"Spirit Song Over The Waters" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The pent life rushes swift along
Channels it used to know;
Up, up, amid the wondering throng,
She rises firm and slow—
"The Woman of Whom Satan Had Bound" by George MacDonald
Till at the latter port 'tis lost--
The channel which divides
The Gallic from the English coast,
Swell'd by its current glides.
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Starting on Friday, November 20 at 3 pm ET, Milles Davis Radio will air on XM Channel 70 and Sirius Channel 72.
TBS, the Turner Broadcasting System comedy channel, is now being aired with Pro-Bel's Morpheus automation system.TBS was switched to Morpheus in April and joins 12 other Turner channels in Atlanta being played out by the Pro-Bel system.
Ion Media Networks has implemented an eight-channel Volicon Observer media monitoring and logging system for its new high definition channels.
With Blend, a channel dedicated to video clips playback and a channel dedicated to graphics playout coexist.
Athletes on both prone and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) will compete in solo and team races on the course — a 32-mile, open-ocean crossing of the famously unpredictable Kaiwi Channel, also known as the Molokai Channel.
More than 250 athletes on both prone and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) — competing in solo and team races — will attempt the 32-mile, open-ocean crossing of the famously unpredictable Kaiwi Channel, also known as the Molokai Channel.
Box said three white lights denoting the commercial channel were off, and the only channel light operating on the bridge were under the eastern span of the bridge.
View full size Discovery Channel Todd (left) and Jack Hoffman on Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush".
The pro AV channel, which had taken a backseat to the consumer channel in terms of manufacturer interest, is suddenly?hot.
The original WKYC "Behind the Scenes" blog written by Channel 3 Senior Director Frank Macek live from the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center about Channel 3, digital television and other tv news as it happens.
The LONG GripTip pipette tip is designed to work with single, 8-, 12-, and 16-channel Viaflo electronic pipettes and Voyager 8- and 12-channel adjustable-spacing electronic pipettes .
Laurence Hopper, CEO of the Nautical Channel, soon to launch in U.S.A. PlayBox Technology has supplied and installed an EdgeBox remote playout system for the Nautical Channel to feed DISH in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.
I was flipping through the channels earlier today before heading to the radio station when i flipped on the channel G4.
Riverbed's expanding channel team has several new members, including channel chiefs responsible for the Americas and EMEA regions, the company confirmed Monday.
A general assignment reporter at CBS affiliate WWL-Channel 4 for three years, Bigad Shaban has left the station to sign with New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE-Channel 8, WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer said Friday.
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In science:

In other words, the more wildly fluctuating a channel is, the more Monte–Carlo points using this channel should be produced to smooth out the fluctuations of this particular channel and hence of the overall result.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Drop Channel() drops a channel of the ensemble employed during the multi– channel evaluation of the phase space integral.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
If the channel was already generated, a new Channel type ob ject will be created and initialized with the method Set Channel().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Having set up the file system the actual generation of one channel is performed using methods of the class Channel Generator which is derived from Single Channel.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The Hamamatsu R5900–M16, a 16 channel tube, was selected because of its relatively low cost per channel and acceptable channel to channel gain uniformity.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
In the MiniPlugs, the MAPMT channels has been hard-wired into groups of 3, forming 5 ‘grouped channel’ triplets and one singlet per MAPMT (the latter, channel #16, will not be read out in the MiniPlugs).
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Two families of channels are considered: 1) compound discrete memoryless channels (CDMC), and 2) channels with arbitrary memory, sub ject to an additive cost constraint, or more generally to a hard constraint on the conditional type of the channel output given the input.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
Note that transmit channels have been termed covert channels and watermarking channels [14, 15] in the context of information hiding.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
According to the internal structure, there are three subtypes of edges: a simple channel that only transmits data/information; a channel with filtering that separates a signal from noise; and a channel with data correction.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
It has also been noticed that a random bit generator combined with an ordinary classical digital channel (this combination being referred to as ”symmetric binary channel with noise”) gives raise to cryptographic potential of such a channel [3, 4, 5].
Quantum random number generator
If the magnetic moments of the pairs of atoms in the two channels are different, one can go from a situation where the bound state in the closed channel is just below the threshold of the continuum spectrum in the open channel to a situation where the same bound state is just above threshold.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Unless specifically stated, we assume that the transmitters do not know the instantaneous channel state information (CSI) on their corresponding forward channels, while CSI is available at the receivers on their receiving channels.
Cooperative Multiplexing in a Half Duplex Relay Network: Performance and Constraints
It has been successfully used to establish the capacity region of the multiple-access channel,, stochastically degraded broadcast channel, and physically degraded relay channel, just to name a few.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
For channels on qubits the random unitary channels are exactly the unital channels, but for larger dimensions this is not the case2,3,4 .
Additivity and Distinguishability of Random Unitary Channels
This class of channels contains many important channels, such as the completely depolarizing channel.
Additivity and Distinguishability of Random Unitary Channels
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