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Noun: channels  cha-n(u)lz
  1. Official routes of communication
    "you have to go through channels"
Noun: channel  cha-n(u)l
  1. A path over which electrical signals can pass
    "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company";
    - transmission channel
  2. 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. 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)
    - groove
  4. A deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbour or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
    "the ship went aground in the channel"
  5. (often plural) a means of communication or access
    "it must go through official channels";
    - communication channel, line
  6. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs";
    - duct, epithelial duct, canal
  7. A television station and its programs
    "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"; "a satellite TV television channel";
    - television channel, TV channel
  8. 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";
    - distribution channel
Verb: channel (channelled,channelling, or [US] channeled,channeling)  cha-n(u)l
  1. Serve as the medium for transmission, allow movement of
    "Many metals channel heat";
    - impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry
  2. Direct the flow of
    "channel information towards a broad audience";
    - canalize, canalise [Brit]
  3. Send from one person or place to another
    "channel a message";
    - transmit, transfer, transport, channelize, channelise [Brit]

Type of: body of water, bring, channelise [Brit], channelize, communicating, communication, convey, depression, direct, displace, guide, head, impression, imprint, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], marketing, move, passage, passageway, point, steer, take, television station, transmission, TV station, water

Encyclopedia: Channels

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