Definition of webcast in English:


Syllabification: web·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈwebˌkast
(also Webcast)


  • A video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet: a live Webcast of the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show
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    • CD-Roms, video tapes, multimedia events and live webcasts are all part of the package when it comes to capturing the public's attention.
    • Traditional broadcasters, with a live webcast of their output, were joined by new internet-based stations.
    • There have been videoconferences, webcasts, satellite broadcasts and exchanges between scientists on a secure website.

verb (past and past participle webcast)

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  • Broadcast (an event) on the Internet: services from St John’s are webcast once a week (as noun webcasting) webcasting will make a big difference in promoting public understanding of our work
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    • The Swiss and Australian parliaments' webcasting services are among the best in the world.
    • If you're thinking of doing webcasting for the purpose of making money, then I don't think it's the thing for you.
    • The company will offer media providers a complete portfolio of managed content services, such as webcasting and video-on-demand.





1990s: from web, in the sense 'World Wide Web', and broadcast.

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