station break
noun Date: 1937 a pause in a radio or television broadcast for announcement of the identity of the network or station; also an announcement or advertisement during this pause

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  • station break — station ,break noun count AMERICAN a pause in a television or radio program to announce the name of the station and other details about it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • station break — ☆ station break n. a pause in radio and television programs for station identification and, usually, commercials …   English World dictionary

  • station break — n a pause during a radio or television broadcast in the US, so that local stations can give their names or broadcast advertisements …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • station break — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms station break : singular station break plural station breaks American a pause in a television or radio programme to announce the name of the station and other details about it …   English dictionary

  • station break — noun 1. : a pause in a radio or television program or between programs for announcement of the identity of the network or local station 2. : an announcement or plug given during a station break * * * noun, pl ⋯ breaks [count] US : a pause in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • station break — sta′tion break n. sbz an interval during or after a radio or TV program for identifying the station, airing commercials, etc • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • station break — Radio and Television. an interval between or during programs for identifying the station, making announcements, etc. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • station break — noun a short intermission between programmes in a radio or television broadcast to identify the network, station or channel …   Wiktionary

  • station break — noun N. Amer. a pause between broadcast programmes for an announcement of the identity of the station transmitting them …   English new terms dictionary

  • station break — /ˈsteɪʃən breɪk/ (say stayshuhn brayk) noun one of the interruptions to a program on commercial radio or television during which advertisements, station identification, etc., are presented …   Australian English dictionary

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