Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Broadcast'
- message that is transmitted by radio or television
- a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?" [syn: program, programme] v
- broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, send, beam, transmit]
- sow over a wide area, especially by hand; "broadcast seeds"
- cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around}]
- Broadcast \Broad"cast`\, n. (Agric.)
A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the
hand in sowing.
- Broadcast \Broad"cast`\, a.
- 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.
- Broadcast \Broad"cast`\, adv.
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
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Broadcast'
Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and video content to a dispersed audience via radio, television, or other, often digital transmission media. Receiving parties may include the general public or a relatively large subset of thereof.
The original term broadcast referred to the literal sowing of seeds on farms by scattering them over a wide field. It was first adopted by early radio engineers from the Midwestern United States to refer to the analogous dissemination of radio signals. Broadcasting forms a very large segment of the mass media. Broadcasting to a very narrow range of audience is called narrowcasting.
Historically, there have been several different types of electronic broadcasting mediums:
Economically there are a few ways in which stations are able to broadcast continually. Each differs in the method by which stations are funded:[See more about Broadcast at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Broadcast' in famous quotation sentence
* 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) - Ronald Reagan
* All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. - Carl Sagan
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