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newsletter

[nooz-let-er, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌlɛt ər, ˈnyuz-/
noun
1.
a written report, issued periodically, typically by a business, institution, or other organization, that presents information and news to people with a specific interest in the organization or subject: our co-op’s monthly newsletter;
an employee newsletter.
2.
a written report and analysis of the news, often providing forecasts, typically directed at a special audience, as businesspeople, and distributed to subscribers:
a stock-market newsletter.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; news + letter
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British Dictionary definitions for news letter

newsletter

/ˈnjuːzˌlɛtə/
noun
1.
Also called news-sheet. a printed periodical bulletin circulated to members of a group
2.
(history) a written or printed account of the news
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Word Origin and History for news letter

newsletter

n.

also news-letter , 1670s, from news (n.) + letter (n.). It fell from use until it was revived 20c.

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Encyclopedia Article for news letter

newsletter

informal publication, often simple in format and crisp in style, that provides special information, advice, opinions, and forecasts for a defined audience. Newsletters are ordinarily but not always issued regularly. Common topics covered in newsletters include business and the professions, energy, health, safety, and travel. Corporations often issue newsletters for internal communication with employees, while nonprofit organizations issue them for their members

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