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[tel-uh-skreen] /ˈtɛl əˌskrin/
a television, screen, especially a large one suitable for viewing by large numbers of people.
Origin of telescreen
First recorded in 1940-45; tele(vision) + screen Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The telescreen in the control room of old Alpha was yet dark.

    Perfect Control Richard Stockham
  • He started to mention it to Koa just as the telescreen lit up.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

    Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A telescreen furnished entertainment when he pushed another button.

    Thy Name Is Woman Bryce Walton
  • Cigarette in hand he sank into a heavy chair, touched a button on the arm, then sat back to watch the telescreen.

    The Black Tide Arthur G. Stangland
  • As the car rose, he reached out and turned on and adjusted the telescreen for the under-view.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • They hate you because you don't like powdered eggs and the telescreen and a beautiful day in Chicagee.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
  • "But that's because of Ag shortages, according to the telescreen reports—" He stood up, gulping.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
  • Then he wanted to see the letter, and when I gave it to him, he took it over to a telescreen booth, and drew the curtains.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Merrick sank down behind his desk, hands toying with the telescreen controls.

    Turning Point Alfred Coppel

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