BBS

BBS

bulletin board system: a computerized facility, accessible by modem, for collecting and relaying electronic messages and software programs.
Also called electronic bulletin board.
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BB

[bee-bee]
noun
1.
a size of shot, 0.18 inches (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
2.
Also called BB shot. shot of this size.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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bb
 
the internet domain name for
Barbados

BB
 
abbreviation for
1.  Boys' Brigade
 
symbol for
2.  double black: denoting a very soft lead

BBS
 
abbreviation for
be back soon

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BBS  
Computer Science abbreviation for bulletin board system.
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BBS

/B-B-S/ n. [common; abbreviation, `Bulletin Board System'] An electronic bulletin board system; that is, a message database where people can log in and leave broadcast messages for others grouped (typically) into topic groups. The term was especially applied to the thousands of local BBS systems that operated during the pre-Internet microcomputer era of roughly 1980 to 1995., typically run by amateurs for fun out of their homes on MS-DOS boxes with a single modem line each. Fans of Usenet and Internet or the big commercial timesharing bboards such as CompuServe and GEnie tended to consider local BBSes the low-rent district of the hacker culture, but they served a valuable function by knitting together lots of hackers and users in the personal-micro world who would otherwise have been unable to exchange code at all. Post-Internet, BBSs are likely to be local newsgroups on an ISP; efficiency has increased but a certain flavor has been lost. See also bboard.
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BBS definition


bulletin board system

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
bb
  1. ball bearing

  2. base on balls

BB
  1. B'nai B'rith

  2. small shot pellet (from "ball bearing")

BBS
  1. bulletin board service

  2. bulletin board system

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