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[tel-i-kast, -kahst] /ˈtɛl ɪˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
verb (used with or without object), telecast or telecasted, telecasting.
a television broadcast.
Origin of telecast
First recorded in 1935-40; tele(vision) + (broad)cast
Related forms
telecaster, noun Unabridged
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  • What's the dope on this statement that was on telecast a few minutes ago?

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • He had time to wonder whether he ought to buzz Karin on the telecast.

    Beyond The Thunder H. B. Hickey
  • "Only by telecast, back Sol-side," she replied, helping herself.

    Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • Kostran will deliver his speech in dumb-show, and we'll dub the sound in and telecast them as one.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • We're going to have a man impersonate Councilman Salgath on a telecast.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for telecast


verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
to broadcast (a programme) by television
a television broadcast
Derived Forms
telecaster, noun
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Word Origin and History for telecast

1937, from tele(vision) + (broad)cast. The verb is recorded from 1940.

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