discussion group

noun

Definition of discussion group

1 : a group of people who meet to discuss shared topics of interest … every Sunday for most of one school year Ellie went to a regular discussion group at a nearby church.— Carl Sagan, Contact, 1985
2 : an electronic forum devoted to a particular topic : newsgroup Today a troll is someone who deliberately sends a rude or annoying message to a discussion group on the Internet.— Ruth Walker, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 June 2011

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First Known Use of discussion group

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Discussion group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discussion%20group. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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