Definition of podcast in English:

podcast

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noun

  • A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
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    • I'm already downloading podcasts of radio news programmes and listening to them in the car on my way to and from work.
    • For those of you unaware of the concept, a podcast is a downloadable audio file suitable for adding to your iPod or other MP3 player.
    • You could watch the video on your computer, clips of the audio were inserted into podcasts and rebroadcast.

verb (past and past participle podcast)

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  • Make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.
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    • And finally I asked how many of them were podcasting... and the majority said that they were not.
    • When we first began podcasting, we were podcasting at writing center clients almost exclusively.
    • This is a great way to podcast your lecture or presentation.

Derivatives

podcastable

adjective
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  • If you missed last week’s radio show, we’ve got it podcastable now on the MNSJ RADIO page.
  • I would have more of an opportunity to listen to them if they were podcastable.
  • Both sites have podcastable material.

podcaster

noun
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  • If you are a podcaster, you can transcribe your podcasts in a blog post.
  • Whether you're a musician, audio engineer, broadcaster, or podcaster this unit is very handy.
  • Brian is an online publisher, blogger and podcaster in the San Francisco Bay Area.

podcasting

noun
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  • The programme is also available via podcasting.
  • Initially you might think the only people podcasting are geeks and computer nerds, but that's not the case.
  • Many of my friends subscribe to my podcasting programs, including classmates of mine off abroad.

Origin

early 21st century: from iPod + broadcast.

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