noun, often capitalized
web·​cast | \ ˈweb-ˌkast \

Definition of webcast

: a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web

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webcast verb, often capitalized
webcaster noun, often capitalized

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The webcast below should begin about 20 minutes before liftoff. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX launches 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS, but … [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 Live-streaming webcast is not lawless territory and users should obey the law and uphold moral standards. Gerry Shih, The Seattle Times, "Chinese online star detained for 5 days after singing the national anthem badly," 15 Oct. 2018 The webcast below should begin about 15 minutes before the window opens Sunday night. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX has landed on the West Coast for the first time [Updated]," 7 Oct. 2018 Those staying up late to watch the flight can tune into the webcast 15 minutes prior to launch. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite tonight," 9 Sep. 2018 Not only was this the second flight of a new version of the capsule with large windows, but the webcast's host, Ariane Cornell, repeatedly discussed the customer experience. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer," 29 Apr. 2018 Of the workers from the package unit who voted, 93% favored the authorization and 91% of UPS freight employees agreed to the measure, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced on a webcast. Bloomberg, Fortune, "UPS Has 260,000 Union Workers and They've Just Authorized a Strike," 6 June 2018 And then it’s question time: For 30 minutes, Legere and his team field inquiries from employees in the ballroom and others watching via webcast. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Inside T-Mobile's Big, Brash Comeback," 15 Feb. 2018 Since her Patreon launched on March 3, 2015, Palmer has used the revenue to make 56 things including two LPs, four EPs, six webcasts, plus original and cover songs, videos, podcasts, and performance art. Jed Gottlieb, Billboard, "How Amanda Palmer Is Raising Even More Funding Than She Did on Kickstarter," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of webcast

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for webcast

World Wide Web + broadcast

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