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newsgroup

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noun news·group \-ˌgrüp\

Simple Definition of newsgroup

  • : a place on the Internet where people can talk about a particular subject by reading and leaving messages

Full Definition of newsgroup

  1. :  an electronic bulletin board on the Internet that is devoted to a particular topic

Examples of newsgroup

  1. I posted a message to a gardening newsgroup.



1983

First Known Use of newsgroup

1983


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