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broadcast

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/ us    /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/ (broadcast or US also broadcasted, broadcast or US also broadcasted)
B2 to send out a programme on television or radio: Radio Caroline used to broadcast from a boat in the North Sea. The tennis championship is broadcast live to several different countries.figurative I'm leaving but please don't broadcast (= tell everyone) the fact.
broadcasting
noun [U] uk   /-ˌkɑː.stɪŋ/ us    /-ˌkæs.tɪŋ/
Huge amounts of money are spent on sports broadcasting.

broadcast

noun [C] uk   /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/ us    /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/
a television or radio programme: a radio/television broadcast We watched a live broadcast of the concert.
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