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According to WordNet, the noun "channel" has 8 sense(s).

106260121 (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms".

103006398 a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels".

105250659 a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs".

106259898 a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company".

113893786 a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record).

101113595 a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores".

109241247 a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel".

103006105 a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street".


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