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    wouldn't have

    "Now we come to what is probably the most important discovery in electronics in the last hundred years. Without this discovery we wouldn't have televisions, computers, space rockets or transistor radios. Unfortunately it's also one of the hardest areas to understand in electronics. But don't lose heart, read the section through a few times until you've grasped the ideas."

    What is the grammatical function of "wouldn't have " here? please explain to me its usage in the sentence?

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    Re: wouldn't have

    "Without this discovery we wouldn't have televisions"
    It's a simple conditional. "If it were not for this discovery, we would not have televisions."
    If we did not have this discovery, then we would not have televisions.
    Since we do have this discovery, we do have televisions.

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