Podcast



[pod-kast, ‐kahst] /ˈpɒdˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst/ Digital Technology

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 with or without object)
2.
to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics.
She podcasts her lectures.
/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
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

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

networking
Any series of audio files that can be downloaded from the Internet, often released on some regular schedule, e.g. daily or weekly.
Podcasts are named after Apple Computer, Inc.’s iPod portable audio players, though most podcasts are in MP3 format and so can be played on virtually any modern audio player.
(2009-12-16)

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