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  1. a television screen, especially a large one suitable for viewing by large numbers of people.
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Origin of telescreen

First recorded in 1940–45; tele(vision) + screen
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of telescreen

  • 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.

  • 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