Definition of broadcast noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæst//
Radio broadcasting
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 a radio or television programme (British English) a party political broadcast (= for example, before an election) We watched a live broadcast of the speech (= one shown at the same time as the speech was made). See related entries: Radio broadcasting Word Originmid 18th cent. (in the sense ‘sown by scattering’): from broad + the past participle of cast ‘throw’. Senses relating to radio and television date from the early 20th cent.Extra examples The president gave a radio broadcast to mark the end of the war. There is pressure to cancel the network broadcast of the movie. a broadcast by the president a broadcast by the prime minister a radio broadcast on the problems of unemployment We watched a live broadcast of the speech. a party political broadcast
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: broadcast