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a feature of television receivers that allows the blocking of programs based on ratings categories
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A microchip installed in a television to allow the user to control the display of certain programs, especially of sexual or violent content.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Broadcasting) 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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows.
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n → V-Chip m
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