Primary History

Famous People: Glossary

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Jump to: A-D | E-G | H-L | M-O | P-S | T-Z

A to D

3D
(three-dimension) A picture with 'depth', looks more real than a flat 2-D picture.
BBC
Short for British Broadcasting Corporation. The BBC started TV in Britain.
broadcast
When a TV programme is sent from a studio all over the country to people's homes.

E to G

electronic
Using electric signals to make things work.
engineer
Someone who invents and makes machines and other equipment like TVs.
evacuated
Sent away for safety from the cities during World War II.
experiment
A test to see what happens, and if the same thing happens again.
factory
A building where things are made using machines.
generator
A machine for making electricity.
glider
A plane that flies without an engine.

H to L

high-definition
A system for making TV pictures extra-sharp and clear.
horse bus
A bus that is pulled by a horse.
inventor
A person who was first to make something new.

M to O

office boy
A teenager who worked in an office after leaving school.

P to S

pioneer
Someone who is the first to do something.
scan
To 'capture' or copy something, to make a picture.
studio
Building or part of a building where TV programmes are made.

T to Z

ventriloquist
An entertainer who makes a large doll (or 'dummy') seem to speak.
victory parade
A march by soldiers and others to celebrate the end of World War II.

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