Definitions for broadcast
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message that is transmitted by radio or television
broadcast, program, programmeverb
a radio or television show
"did you see his program last night?"
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmitverb
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
sow over a wide area, especially by hand
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundverb
cause to become widely known
"spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
A programme (show, bulletin, documentary ...) so transmitted.
The act of scattering seed.
To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
To transmit a message over a wide area
To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
To sow seeds over a wide area
To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people
cast or scattered widely, in all directions
Etymology: broad + cast
Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model. Broadcasting began with AM radio, which came into popular use around 1920 with the spread of vacuum tube radio transmitters and receivers. Before this, most implementations of electronic communication (early radio, telephone, and telegraph) were one-to-one, with the message intended for a single recipient. The term broadcasting evolved from its use as the agricultural method of sowing seeds in a field by casting them broadly about. It was later adopted for describing the widespread distribution of information by printed materials or by telegraph. Examples applying it to "one-to-many" radio transmissions of an individual station to multiple listeners appeared as early as 1898.Over the air broadcasting is usually associated with radio and television, though more recently, both radio and television transmissions have begun to be distributed by cable (cable television). The receiving parties may include the general public or a relatively small subset; the point is that anyone with the appropriate receiving technology and equipment (e.g., a radio or television set) can receive the signal. The field of broadcasting includes both government-managed services such as public radio, community radio and public television, and private commercial radio and commercial television. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, title 47, part 97 defines "broadcasting" as "transmissions intended for reception by the general public, either direct or relayed". Private or two-way telecommunications transmissions do not qualify under this definition. For example, amateur ("ham") and citizens band (CB) radio operators are not allowed to broadcast. As defined, "transmitting" and "broadcasting" are not the same. Transmission of radio and television programs from a radio or television station to home receivers by radio waves is referred to as "over the air" (OTA) or terrestrial broadcasting and in most countries requires a broadcasting license. Transmissions using a wire or cable, like cable television (which also retransmits OTA stations with their consent), are also considered broadcasts but do not necessarily require a license (though in some countries, a license is required). In the 2000s, transmissions of television and radio programs via streaming digital technology have increasingly been referred to as broadcasting as well.
Broadcast refers to the transmission and distribution of information, messages, or signals, such as audio or video, to a large and dispersed audience, typically through mediums like radio, television or the internet.
a casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing
cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused
scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows
so as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press
Broadcast are an indie electronic band, founded in Birmingham, England. Original members were Trish Keenan, Roj Stevens, Tim Felton and James Cargill. Various drummers played with the band, including Keith York, Phil Jenkins, Jeremy Barnes, Steve Perkins, and Neil Bullock. As of 2005, the group consisted of Keenan and Cargill, Felton having departed to form a new project, Seeland, with Billy Bainbridge, formerly of another Birmingham Warp act, Plone. After the 2011 death of Trish Keenan, Cargill remains the only member.
Song lyrics by broadcast -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by broadcast on the Lyrics.com website.
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Rank popularity for the word 'broadcast' in Nouns Frequency: #2650
The numerical value of broadcast in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of broadcast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. The televised address will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on Sunday 5th April.
There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
The correspondents will go out and record the news and then send it to someone else who is responsible for putting that together into the news that is broadcast, the organization, not the correspondent, is responsible for what is broadcast.
My fellow Americans I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. (Comment while testing a microphone before a broadcast 11 Aug 84)
Every day, the people of this news organization are turning in the kind of high-quality reporting that is in keeping with our identity and heritage as the home of the best in broadcast journalism, I am confident that this record of achievement will only get better with David Rhodes.
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- uitsaai, uitsendingAfrikaans
- تلفزة, أذاع, إذاعةArabic
- [[предавам]] [[по]] [[радио, разпространявам, хвърлям семена, радиопредаванеBulgarian
- transmetre, emissió, emetreCatalan, Valencian
- vysílání, vysílatCzech
- darllediad, darlleduWelsh
- Sendung, Rundfunk, senden, Übertragung, Ausstrahlung, verbreitenGerman
- εκπομπή, μεταδίδω, σπορά, παρουσιάζω, εκπέμπω, πρόγραμμα, σπέρνω, μετάδοσηGreek
- programa, emisiónSpanish
- lähetys, lähettääFinnish
- radiodiffuser, émission, diffuserFrench
- craolScottish Gaelic
- שידור, שידרHebrew
- vet, adás, sugározHungarian
- diffondere, trasmettere, radiodiffondere, emissione, radiotrasmettere, presentare, diffusione, trasmissione, spargere, andare in onda, mandare in ondaItalian
- 방송, 放送Korean
- whakapāhotanga, whakapaohotanga, whakapaoho, whakapāhoMāori
- siaran, siarkanMalay
- uitzending, omroepen, transmissie, wijdverspreid, uitzaaien, uitzenden, zaaienDutch
- kringkasting, utsending, kringkaste, program, sende utNorwegian
- audycja, nadawaćPolish
- transmitir, semear, transmissão, semeadura, difundir, difusão, apresentarPortuguese
- difuzare, transmisiune, difuza, emisiune, prezenta, emiteRomanian
- передача, распространять, трансляция, вещать, программа, вещание, транслировать, передаватьRussian
- utsändning, program, sända ut, utsända, sändningSwedish
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