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slow-scan television[′slō ¦skan ′tel·ə‚vizh·ən]
Television system that uses a slow rate of horizontal scanning, requiring typically 8 seconds for each complete scan of the scene; suitable for transmitting printed matter, photographs, and illustrations. Abbreviated SSTV.
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