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[kin-uh-skohp, kahy-nuh-]Television.
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  1. a cathode-ray tube with a fluorescent screen on which an image is reproduced by a directed beam of electrons.
  2. the motion-picture record of a television program.
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verb (used with object), kin·e·scoped, kin·e·scop·ing.
  1. to record (a program) on motion-picture film, using a kinescope.
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Origin of kinescope

First recorded in 1930–35; formerly trademark
Also called kine (for defs 1, 2).
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  1. the US name for television tube
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