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closed-circuit television

a television system in which signals are transmitted from a television camera to the receivers by cables or telephone links forming a closed circuit, as used in security systems, etc.

closed-circuit television

[¦klōzd ¦sər·kət ′tel·ə‚vizh·ən]
(communications)
Any application of television that does not involve broadcasting for public viewing; the programs can be seen only on specified receivers connected to the television camera by circuits, which include microwave relays and coaxial cables. Abbreviated CCTV.
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At the memorial service, thousands of people jammed into the center, filling every floor as music and remembrance were broadcast via closed-circuit TV. The roll call of names known highlighted the absence of all the names we did not know: lives hidden in the closet, lives like bodies in the wreckage waiting to be unearthed.
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pharmaceuticals company Burroughs Wellcome has found a means of posting meeting announcements, general company news, daily stock quotes, promotions and volunteer opportunities via closed-circuit TV that is relatively simple and is far less expensive than full-motion, live video.
In that case, the entire unit -- which would include a tiny, closed-circuit TV camera, a mechanism for tracking eye movements (to see where the eyes are looking) and a tiny projector that would display the remapped images for the eyes--could be mounted on a pair of glasses.
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