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V-chip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishV-chipV-chip /ˈviː tʃɪp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 an electronic chip in a television that allows parents to prevent their children from watching programmes that are violent or have sex in them
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V-chipUnder a law passed in February, by 1998 all new television sets sold in the United States must contain a V-chip.Presently, the V-chip sits in a set-top box akin to a cable converter.The entertainment industry has vehemently objected to the V-chip and ratings system as tantamount to government censorship.How soon would the V-chip be available?The V-chip will allow the owners to program their sets to block shows they find offensive or inappropriate for children.The V-chip will likely get here too late for me and for every parent I know.
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