V-chip
noun Etymology: violence Date: 1993 a computer chip in a television set that can prevent the viewing of certain programs or channels especially on the basis of content

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • V-chip — [ vi ,tʃıp ] noun count an electronic CHIP put in a television so that parents can control what their children watch …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • V-Chip — Der V Chip (engl. violence chip [ˈvaɪələntsˌtʃɪp], „Gewalt Chip“) ist ein allgemeiner Ausdruck für die Eigenschaft von Fernsehempfängern, spezifische Fernsehprogramme oder Sender abhängig vom Inhalt zeitlich oder ganz zu sperren. Es ist für den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • V-chip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms V chip : singular V chip plural V chips an electronic chip put in a television so that parents can control what their children watch …   English dictionary

  • V-chip — [[t]ˈviˌtʃɪp[/t]] n. cmp rtv a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows • Etymology: 1990–95; v (iolent) or v (iolence) +chip …   From formal English to slang

  • V-chip — /vee chip /, n. a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows. [1990 95; b. VIOLENT or VIOLENCE + CHIP (def. 5)] * * * …   Universalium

  • V-chip — /ˈvi tʃɪp/ (say vee chip) noun a computerised device installed in a television set which responds to a signal accompanying a television program identified as being violent, and which can be activated to prevent the showing of the program.… …   Australian English dictionary

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