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A channel is a narrow,enclosed around the sides, deep, waterway connecting two bodies of water; the deepest part of a river or waterway. The difference between a Canal and a Channel is that a canal is man-made, whilst the channel is not, as it is often a divide between two body of land. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... For other uses, see Canal (disambiguation). ...


Channel may also refer to:

  • Canal, a manmade water channel
  • English channel, the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Great Britain from northern France
  • Channel (Chinese medicine), also known as "Meridian", common name of vessel and collaterals
  • Channel (communications), the route which a message follows
  • Channel Home Centers, a now-defunct home improvement chain (similar to Home Depot) based in the northeast USA.
  • Channel (football), football (soccer) terminology for particular areas of the pitch.
  • Channel (geography), the course traveled by a body of water: (a) between land masses or (b) as a river or slough
  • Channel (digital image), the black and white representation of a specific color
  • Channel (marketing), the distribution "channel" for selling and delivering a product or service to a company's customers
  • Ion channel, a channel in a plasma membrane which helps certain ions to enter/exit a biological cell
  • Scattering channel, in scattering theory, a possible state of the colliding system
  • Television channel, a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart
  • Active Channel, a website type which was introduced by Internet Explorer 4.0 in 1997
  • Stereophonic sound, 2 channel stereo; Quadraphonic sound, 4 channel stereo
  • Wii Menu, the channels-operated interface for the Wii console

Channelling may also refer to: For other uses, see Canal (disambiguation). ... For the Thoroughbred racehorse of the same name, see English Channel (horse). ... Channel (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as meridian, in traditional Chinese medicine, is the common name of vessel (經脈, also known as channel) and collaterals (絡脈). It is the path of running qi (氣) and blood (血), connection zang-fu viscera (臟腑), communication inside and outside, and run through top and bottom. ... Channel, in communications (sometimes called communications channel), refers to the medium used to convey information from a sender (or transmitter) to a receiver. ... Channel Home Centers was a chain of home improvement stores in the northeastern United States. ... In football, the word Channel is terminology used to designate certain parts of the pitch. ... In physical geography, a channel is the physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks. ... This article is actively undergoing a major edit. ... Distribution is one of the four aspects of marketing. ... Ion channels are pore-forming proteins that help to establish and control the small voltage gradient that exists across the plasma membrane of all living cells (see cell potential) by allowing the flow of ions down their electrochemical gradient. ... In scattering theory, a scattering channel is a quantum state of the colliding system before or after the collision (). The Hilbert space spanned by the states before collision (in states) is equal to the ones spanned by the states after collision (out states) which are both Fock spaces if there... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Active Channel is a website type which was introduced by Internet Explorer 4. ... Label for 2. ... 4 channels quadraphonic label Quadraphonic sound uses four channels in which speakers are positioned at all four corners of the listening space, reproducing signals that are independent of each other. ... The Wii Menu is the top level menu interface of the Wii game console. ...

In spirituality, a medium or spirit medium (plural mediums) is an individual who possesses the ability to receive messages from spirits (discorporate entities), or claims that he or she can channel such entities — that is, write or speak in the voice of these entities rather than in the mediums... In The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan (1948-2007), the One Power is the force that maintains the continuous motion of the Wheel of Time. ... Rolemaster is a role-playing game published by Iron Crown Enterprises. ...

See also

  • Chanel, a Parisian fashion house

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