Full record for tri-v n.

Definition a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
OED requirements antedating 1956
Earliest cite A. Nourse 'Brightside Crossing'
Comment Looking for 'tri-v', 'tri-V', and 'Tri-V'.

Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "tri-V" from a reprint of Alan Nourse's "Brightside Crossing"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1956 first magazine appearance.

Edward Bornstein submitted a 1974 cite for the form "tri-v" from Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye". Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "Tri-V" from a reprint of Ben Bova's "Exiled From Earth"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1971 first magazine appearance. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite for the form "tri-V" from a 1979 reprint of Fritz Leiber's 1970 "America the Beautiful". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for "tri-V" from an undated reprint of Theodore Cogswell's "Invasion Report". We would like to verify this in its 1954 first publication.

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Citations for tri-v n.

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1956 A. E. Nourse in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Jan. 9/1, I followed the news stories like a tri-V serial and then I was heartbroken when they just disappeared.
1964 P. Anderson in Galaxy Mag. June 62/2 The TriV programs are dull.
1964 P. Anderson in Galaxy Mag. June 23/2 One hears so many arguments and, oh, there are documentaries on TriV and so forth, but all second hand.
1964 F. Pohl in Galaxy Mag. Oct. 161/1 From the integration room the readout operator could construct a speech, a 3-V commercial, a space ad or anything else‥and test its appeal on his subjects.
1964 F. Pohl in Galaxy Mag. Oct. 178/2 ‘You know, honey,’ I said as she clicked off the 3-V, ‘there isn't any sense in this.’
1965 P. Anderson in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Feb. 39/2 The Aleriona Craze‥gained so much momentum from delegate Cynbe ru Taren's recent 3V appearance that in the past week it has swept like a meteorite through the upper-class teenagers of most countries.
1965 P. Anderson in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Feb. 6/2, I said the strip show was coming on the 3V in a minute and that's what the customers wanted, not any of his foreign stuff.
1966 K. Roberts Synth in J. Carnell New Writings in SF 8 139 The case of Davenport v. Davenport would have raised enough dust to satisfy even the trivvy magnates without the astounding disclosure by Mrs. Ira Amanda Davenport of the nature of the offence allegedly committed by her husband.
1966 K. Roberts Synth in J. Carnell New Writings in SF 8 138 Reporters boiled about, shouting questions and waving microphones; trivvyrigs darted from every side.
1966 K. Roberts Synth in J. Carnell New Writings in SF 8 138 She saw a trivvyrig airborne and swooping, blunt nose, aimed at her head.
1966 K. Roberts Synth in J. Carnell New Writings in SF 8 136 The first of the day's news bulletins began to unroll itself, the letters of the announcements standing out in startling colour from the wall trivvyscreen.
1970 F. Leiber America Beautiful in Best of Fritz Leiber (1979) 318 Blinking, I fumbled on the bedside table for the remote control of the room's appliances, including tri-V and door, and thumbed the button for the latter.
1971 B. Bova in Galaxy Mag. Feb. 191/2 When I first came aboard this satellite Dr. Kaufman asked me to go on Tri-V and tell you something about what had happened to me.
1971 B. Bova in Galaxy Mag. Feb. 189/2 Lou sat tensely in front of the Tri-V cameras.
1973 R. E. Peck Final Solution 148 When Kiley refused to get excited, she took her irritation to the trivee screen and punched for room service on the panel Kiley hadn't seen before.
1973 R. E. Peck Final Solution 103 Newshawks on all three U-net trivee stations spoke of little else.
1974 L. Niven & J. Pournelle Mote in God's Eye 448 They have given us a tri-v‥and it is obviously what the humans watch. There were spokesmen for many Masters. You saw.
1990 J. L. Nye Volunteers in B. Fawcett Far Stars War 123 Now what are we supposed to do?‥. I've never been on trivid before.
1990 A. McCaffrey & J. L. Nye Death of Sleep (1992) 35 Have I got a tri-vid team waiting to talk to me, too?
1999 A. Thomson Through Alien Eyes (2000) iii. 100 Moki and Ukatonen‥spent most of the day watching the Tri-V or listening to Analin and Eerin talk about them. It was fun at first, seeing themselves on the Tri-V, but they only showed the same few pictures and words.
2002 R. Garcia y Robertson in Asimov's Sci. Fiction Apr. 111 Millions of tons of misguided rock and ice hurtled right at Aetna II. An unnerving sight, even in 3V.
2002 R. Garcia y Robertson in Asimov's Sci. Fiction Apr. 111 Passengers packed into lounges and staterooms tuned to 3V found themselves staring up from the airless surface of Aetna II.