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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 ​tennischampionship is broadcast ​live to several different ​countries.figurative I'm ​leaving but ​please don't broadcast (= ​tell everyone) the ​fact.

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noun [U] uk   /-ˌkɑː.stɪŋ/  us   /-ˌkæs.tɪŋ/

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Huge ​amounts of ​money are ​spent on ​sports broadcasting.

broadcastnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/  us   /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/
a ​television or ​radioprogramme: a radio/​television broadcast We ​watched a live broadcast of the ​concert.

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broadcastadjective

US (UK terrestrial)
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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 ​radiowaves: [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 ​radioprogram: a ​news broadcast
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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 ​longcareer 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)
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