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bulletin board

noun
1.
a board for the posting of bulletins, notices, announcements, etc.
2.
Computers. BBS.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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Examples from the web for bulletin board
  • Nearby, another bulletin board fools the viewer into thinking it is painted.
  • Many citizens wrote messages on a local bulletin board expressing their support.
  • The site also hosts a bulletin board devoted to canine genetics topics.
  • In the bulletin board post, he talks about the star not being round.
  • After posting complaints on the bulletin board, members scheduled a meeting to find a cure for this chronic pain.
  • Mount these on colored construction paper on a bulletin board, ready for the first day of the lesson.
  • It's bulletin board material for the players whether coaches say so or not.
  • The following pages provide instructions and all the graphics used in the bulletin board shown below.
  • Encourage increased physical activity with fitness and exercise bulletin board resources.
  • Decorate bulletin board with blue paper background for the pond.
British Dictionary definitions for bulletin board

bulletin board

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a board on which notices, advertisements, bulletins, etc, are displayed Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) notice board
2.
(computing) a facility on a computer network allowing any user to leave messages that can be read by any other user, and to download software and information to the user's own computer
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Contemporary definitions for bulletin board
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bulletin board in Science
bulletin board
  (bl'ĭ-tn)   
An electronic communication system that allows users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person. Bulletin boards were widely used before the Internet became popular, and many of their functions are now served by websites and newsgroups for specific topics or groups.
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bulletin board in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Idioms and Phrases with bulletin board

bulletin board

Also, electronic bulletin board. A computer service that provides facilities for people to leave messages by phone or telecomputing. For example, The National Writers Union has a bulletin board through which members communicate via their modems. Both the device and the term, alluding to the older board for posting notices, date from the late 1970s.
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