BULLETIN-BOARD

bulletin board

noun
1.
a board for the posting of bulletins, notices, announcements, etc.
2.
Computers. BBS.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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bulletin board
 
n
1.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): notice board a board on which notices, advertisements, bulletins, etc, are displayed
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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bulletin board   (bl'ĭ-tn)  Pronunciation Key 
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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