discussion group


: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discussion group was in 1895

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“Discussion group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discussion%20group. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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