- When you tell everyone in the neighborhood some news, this is an example of a time when you broadcast the news.
- When you produce and transmit a radio program, this is an example of a time when you broadcast the radio show.
transitive verb-·cast· or -·cast·ed, -·cast·ing
- to scatter (seed) over a broad area rather than sow in drills
- to spread (information, gossip, etc.) widely
- to transmit, as to a large audience, by radio, television, or the Internet
- widely scattered
- of, for, or by radio, television, or Internet broadcasting
- the act of broadcasting
- a program transmitted by radio, television, or the Internet
verbbroad·cast, or broad·cast·ed broad·cast·ing, broad·casts
- To communicate or transmit (a signal, a message, or content, such as audio or video programming) to numerous recipients simultaneously over a communication network: a radio station that broadcasts news; an agency broadcasting an appeal for donations over the internet.
- To make known over a wide area: reporters who broadcast unchecked rumors in order to get the story out first; “The birds sang in flight because that was the only way, in this treeless terrain, to broadcast their claims across their chosen pieces of land” ( Kenn Kaufman ) See Synonyms at announce.
- To sow (seed) over a wide area, especially by hand.
- The act or process of broadcasting a signal, a message, or content, such as audio or video programming.
- A signal, message, or audio or video program that is broadcast over a communication network: watched the morning news broadcast.
- The act of scattering seed.
- a. Communicated or transmitted by means of broadcasting, as over a communications network: a broadcast announcement.b. Of or relating to the broadcasting of audio or video content over communication networks, as in television or radio.
- Widely known.
- Scattered over a wide area.
(comparative more broadcast, superlative most broadcast)
(third-person singular simple present broadcasts, present participle broadcasting, simple past and past participle broadcast or broadcasted)
- 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
- (archaic) To sow seeds over a wide area
- To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people
- simple past tense and past participle of broadcast
broadcast - Computer Definition
A transmission mode in which a station sends a message to all stations on a network.A bridge or switch, for example, might broadcast a ping to all stations in order to update its routing tables. An authorized user of a voice mail system might broadcast a message to all stations to advise users of scheduled downtime for system maintenance. See also anycast, unicast and multicast.
The simultaneous sending of a message to all connected machines on a local area network (LAN).
Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.
(1) To transmit to every receiver within a geographic area. Over-the-air TV and AM and FM radio are examples of broadcast networks. Contrast with narrowcast.
(2) To transmit to every node on a local network or subnetwork. Broadcasts are commonly used to announce that network resources are now turned on and available, to advertise services and to make requests for address resolution. See broadcast address, multicast, broadcast traffic, address resolution, ARP, SLP and broadcast domain.