tele-, tel-, telo-, -telic, -telical

(Greek: far away, far off, at a distance)

Don't confuse this tele- with the teleo- unit that means "end, last".

telethon (s) (noun), telethons (pl)
1. A prolonged TV fundraiser: Milton Berle's 16-hour television cancer fundraiser in April, 1949, is probably the first to have been called a telethon.
2. Etymology: from tele of "television" + thon of "marathon".
The transcription of a television program with the use of videotape.
A telephone that is capable of producing images.
1. To view or to see with a television receiver.
2. A process that produces stereoscopic motion pictures for seeing or watching.
1. Someone who views with a television receiver.
2. A device that provides for the observation or watching of video presentations by means of a television receiver.
1. Broadcasting or being broadcast by television.
2. Transmitting a program, signal, etc. by television
television (TEL uh vizh" uhn) (s) (noun), televisions (pl)
1. An electronic device for receiving and reproducing the images and sounds of a combined audio and video signal: When televisions were first in existence, the screens tended to be  very small, often measuring diagonally, corner to corner, only 9 inches (about 23 cm); however, now they are much larger and thinner.
2. A system of capturing images and sounds, broadcasting them via a combined electronic audio and video signal, and reproducing them to be viewed and listened to by people: The media industry, which includes television, is very advanced in terms of technology and is greatly admired by corporations that are intent on sending programs and messages to large audiences.
3. Etymology: about sending images by radio transmission, formed in English or borrowed from French télévision, from Greek tele-, "far off, afar, at or to a distance" + Latin vision, "act of seeing, sight, thing seen" from videre, "to see".