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BROADCASTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does broadcasting mean? 

BROADCASTING (noun)
  The noun BROADCASTING has 2 senses:

1. a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
2. taking part in a radio or tv program

  Familiarity information: BROADCASTING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROADCASTING (noun)


Sense 1broadcasting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A medium that disseminates via telecommunications

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

broadcast medium; broadcasting

Hypernyms ("broadcasting" is a kind of...):

mass medium; medium ((usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public)

Domain member category:

air; beam; broadcast; send; transmit (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television)

interrogate (transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication)

air (be broadcast)

rebroadcast; rerun (broadcast again, as of a film)

sign off (cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations)


Sense 2broadcasting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taking part in a radio or tv program

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("broadcasting" is a kind of...):

telecom; telecommunication ((often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically)

Domain member category:

cut-in; insert ((broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program)

network ((broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "broadcasting"):

Rediffusion (a system for distributing radio or tv programs)

radio; radiocommunication; wireless (medium for communication)

telecasting; television; TV; video (broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects)

reception (quality or fidelity of a received broadcast)


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