Technology / Home Audio / Channel: Common name for a complete amplifying stage in any audio amplifier. Most amplifiers are denominated as 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 channel units. Each of these is a discrete audio amp on its own, capable of taking a small line signal input and amplifying it sufficiently to be heard on an appropriate speaker. Some amplifiers are capable of bridging two channels together, to form one channel of double the power of each separately. The manufacturer's instructions differ widely on how to accomplish this, and each must be followed exactly.
Channel Verb Synonyms: direct, convey, pass, guide, lead, conduct
Channel Noun Synonyms: watercourse, canal, waterway, ditch, aqueduct, sluice, trench, trough, gutter, moat, river-bed, stream-bed
Technology / Cell Phones / Control Channel: A logic channel carrying network information rather than the actual voice or data messages transmitted over the network. MORE
Business / Construction / J Channel: Metal edging used on drywall to give the edge a better finished appearance when a wall is not 'wrapped' Generally, basement stairway walls have drywall only on the stair side. J Channel is used on the MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDS): A multichannel video program distributor is an entity such as a cable operator, a BRS/EBS provider, a direct broadcast satellite service, a television receive-only satellite program distributor, or a MORE