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broad +‎ cast.

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broadcast (comparative more broadcast, superlative most broadcast)

  1. Cast or scattered widely in all directions.
  2. Communicated, signalled, or transmitted through radio waves or electronic means.
  3. Relating to transmissions of messages or signals through radio waves or electronic means.
    • 2013 November 14, Alina Selyukh, “U.S. FCC eases foreign investment limit for broadcast stations”, in Reuters[1], archived from the original on 16 August 2017:
      The new limitations would still prohibit foreigners from wholly or directly owning broadcast licensees, allowing only indirect ownership through a stake in a controlling parent of a broadcast licensee.

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broadcast (plural broadcasts)

  1. A transmission of a radio or television programme intended to be received by anyone with a receiver.
    • 2017 August 13, Benjamin Haas, “Radio silence: 24-hour broadcast of BBC World Service dropped in Hong Kong: After four decades in the former British colony, BBC World Service is to be mostly replaced with China’s state radio channel”, in The Guardian[2], London, archived from the original on 16 August 2017:
      After nearly 40 years of continuous broadcast in Hong Kong, a 24-hour transmission of the BBC World Service will go silent in the former British colony, replaced with programming from China's state radio channel. The move by Radio Television Hong Kong, owned by the local government, was meant to "enhance the cultural exchange between the mainland and Hong Kong", a spokesman said.
  2. A programme (bulletin, documentary, show, etc.) so transmitted.
  3. (dated) The act of scattering seed.

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broadcast (third-person singular simple present broadcasts, present participle broadcasting, simple past and past participle broadcast or broadcasted)

  1. (transitive) To transmit a message or signal through radio waves or electronic means.
    • 2013 November 15, “Shakespeare broadcast direct into schools for first time”, in ITV News[3], archived from the original on 13 June 2017:
      The Royal Shakespeare Company will today become the first theatre in the UK to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools. A production of Richard II, starring David Tennant in the title role, is going to be streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
  2. (transitive) To transmit a message over a wide area; specifically, to send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people.
  3. (intransitive) To appear as a performer, presenter, or speaker in a broadcast programme.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To sow seeds over a wide area.
    • 2013 November 9, Sarah Price, “Breathing new life into an old garden [print edition: New life, old garden]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Gardening)[4], London, archived from the original on 15 May 2016, page G1:
      I wanted to grow my own cut flowers for the big day so three months earlier I broadcasted an annual seed mix across a few recently cleared borders.

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