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podcast

[pod-kast, ‐kahst] /ˈpɒdˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst/
noun
1.
a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer:
Download or subscribe to daily, one-hour podcasts of our radio show.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
2.
to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics.
She podcasts her lectures.
Origin
2000-2005
2000-05; (i)pod + (broad)cast
Related forms
podcaster, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pod-cast

podcast

/ˈpɒdˌkɑːst/
noun
1.
an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc
verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
2.
(intransitive) to create such files and make them available for downloading
3.
(transitive) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format
Derived Forms
podcaster, noun
podcasting, noun
Word Origin
from i(Pod) + broad(cast)
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Contemporary definitions for pod-cast
noun

a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed, accessed by subscription over the Internet

Examples

There is a podcast directory of offerings.

verb

to deliver a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed over the Internet to subscribers

Examples

They podcast a weekly political commentary.

Word Origin

2004; iPod + broadcast

Usage Note

computing

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Word Origin and History for pod-cast

podcast

2004, noun and verb, from pod-, from iPod, brand of portable media player, + second element abstracted from broadcast. Related: Podcasting.

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