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[ree-brawd-kast, -kahst]
verb (used with object), re·broad·cast or re·broad·cast·ed, re·broad·cast·ing.
  1. to broadcast again from the same station.
  2. to relay (a radio or television program, speech, etc., received from another station).
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  1. a program that is rebroadcast.
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Origin of rebroadcast

First recorded in 1920–25; re- + broadcast
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Contemporary Examples of rebroadcast

Historical Examples of rebroadcast

  • The next day they found the relay station which rebroadcast signals from the buried aerial—or wouldn't one say, sub-terrial?

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Dabney was to take a bow on the rebroadcast, too—very much the dignified and aloof scientist.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Word Origin and History for rebroadcast


also re-broadcast, 1923, from re- + broadcast (v.). Related: Rebroadcasting.

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