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  Definition of Channel
  1. 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"
  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 television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
  4. 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"
  5. a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
  6. (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
  7. 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"
  8. 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)
  9. send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
  10. direct the flow of; "channel infomartion towards a broad audience"
  11. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
Similar Words: distribution channel, television channel, TV channel, duct, epithelial duct, canal, transmission channel, communication channel, line, groove, transmit, transfer, transport, channelize, channelise, canalize, canalise, conduct, convey, carry


Hyponyms: gutter, trough, limbers, pore, spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralis, ductule, ductulus, canaliculus, canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae, venous sinus, sinus, lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear duct, nasolacrimal duct, Haversian canal, hepatic duct, inguinal canal, canalis inguinalis, common bile duct, bile duct, pancreatic duct, lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel, salivary duct, cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebri, ureter, urethra, cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteri, umbilical cord, vagina, epididymis, vas deferens, ductus deferens, seminal duct, ejaculatory duct, cartilaginous tube, bronchiole, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, lactiferous duct, back channel, lens, liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication, Harlem River, canal, English Channel, Hampton Roads, Mozambique Channel, rill, strait, sound, tideway, watercourse, Windward Passage, dado, flute, fluting, quirk, rabbet, rebate, track, rut, stria, striation, washout, bring, get, convey, fetch, project, propagate, translate, turn, release, send, send out, wash up, pipe in, bring in, retransmit


Grouped Verbs: carry, convey, express


Derivational Morphology: channelize, channelise, transmit, transfer, transport, canalize, canalise, conduct, convey, carry, furrow, rut, groove, channelization, channelisation, canalization, canalisation, communication channel, line, transmission channel, duct, epithelial duct, canal, conveyance, transportation, shipping, transference, transferer, transferrer, transferral, transmission, transmittal, transmitting, sender, transmitter, carrier wave, carrier, conduction, conductivity, conductor


Anagrams: chancel


Language Translations:
Danish: kanalisere   Dutch: leiden  
Finnish: kanavoida   French: canaliser  
German: lenken   Greek: διοχετεύω  
Italian: convogliare   Japanese: 向ける  
Polish: kierować   Portuguese: canalizar  
Russian: направлять   Spanish: canalizar  
Swedish: kanalisera  
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