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[pod-kast, ‐kahst]Digital Technology
  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.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics. She podcasts her lectures.
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Origin of podcast

First recorded in 2000-05; (i)pod + (broad)cast
Related formspod·cast·er, noun
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  1. an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc
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verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
  1. (intr) to create such files and make them available for downloading
  2. (tr) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format
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Derived Formspodcaster, nounpodcasting, noun

Word Origin

from i (Pod) + broad (cast)
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Word Origin and History for 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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