- a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows.
Origin of V-chip
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The V-chip requirement is part of the important telecommunications bill now pending in this Congress.
- a device within a television set that allows the set to be programmed not to receive transmissions that have been classified as containing sex, violence, or obscene language
A congressionally mandated embedded microchip for television sets that automatically blocks sexual or violent programming when activated.
As of 2002, all TV sets sold in the United States contained a V-chip.
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