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What does "television en direct" mean in French?

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"Television en direct" means live television. "En direct" in general means live when referring to television or radio. For example, if a television program is "en direct" from Paris, it is a program broadcast live from Paris.

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The more literal meaning of "en direct" is "directly from." "Musique en direct" means live music. "En direct" can also be used in regard to doing something directly. A television, for instance, could be connected "en direct" (directly from) a wall outlet.

Otherwise, something sold "en direct" from a location such as a warehouse means it comes directly from that warehouse. A person could feel something "en direct," which means he feels something deeply or emotionally. "En direct" is also widely used for live online broadcasts.

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