Meaning of “broadcast” in the English Dictionary

"broadcast" in British English

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broadcastverb [ 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.

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broadcasting
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbrɔːdˌkɑː.stɪŋ/ us /ˈbrɑːdˌkæs.tɪŋ/

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Huge amounts of money are spent on sports broadcasting.

broadcastnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/ us /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/

broadcastadjective

US UK terrestrial

(Definition of “broadcast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"broadcast" in American English

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broadcastverb

us /ˈbrɔdˌkæst/ past tense and past participle broadcast or broadcasted

to send out sound or pictures that are carried over distances using radio waves:

[ T ] The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.
[ T ] fig.infml Please don’t broadcast (= tell everyone) that I’m having an operation.
broadcasting
noun [ U ] us /ˈbrɔdˌkæs·tɪŋ/

He’s looking for a job in broadcasting.

broadcastnoun [ C ]

/ˈbrɔdˌkæst/

a television or radio program:

a news broadcast

(Definition of “broadcast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"broadcast" in Business English

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broadcastverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbrɔːdkɑːst/ us /ˈbrɔːdˌkæst/ broadcast, US also broadcasted, broadcast, US also broadcasted COMMUNICATIONS

to send out a programme on television or radio, or over the internet:

The company's final-quarter results will be broadcast live over the internet on May 27.
broadcast sth on sth Her speech was broadcast live on national TV.
broadcasting
noun [ U ]

He has had a long career in broadcasting.

broadcastnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbrɔːdkɑːst/ us /ˈbrɔːdˌkæst/ COMMUNICATIONS

a television or radio programme:

a radio/television broadcast
We watched a live broadcast of the event.

broadcastadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈbrɔːdkɑːst/ us /ˈbrɔːdˌkæst/ COMMUNICATIONS

relating to the activity of making programmes for television or radio:

broadcast business/industry

(Definition of “broadcast” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)