Broadcasting is a problem of information dissemination described for a group of individuals connected by a communication network in which one individual has an item of information which needs to be communicated to everyone else (Hedetniemi et al. 1988).

Broadcasting differes from gossiping, in which every person in the network knows a unique item of information and needs to communicate it to everyone else.

See also

Broadcast Time, Gossiping

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Hedetniemi, S. M.; Hedetniemi, S. T.; and Liestman, A. L. "A Survey of Gossiping and Broadcasting in Communication Networks." Networks 18, 319-349, 1988.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Broadcasting." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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