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[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
[n] 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"
[n] a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
[n] (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
[n] 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"
[n] 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)
[v] send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
[v] direct the flow of; also used abstractly, as of money or information
[v] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

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