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newsgroup

[nooz-groop, nyooz‐] /ˈnuzˌgrup, ˈnyuz‐/
noun
1.
a place on a computer network, especially within Usenet, that maintains an online discussion group on a specific topic:
newsgroups for movies.
Compare message board.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for news-group

newsgroup

/ˈnjuːzˌɡruːp/
noun
1.
(computing) a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail
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Word Origin and History for news-group

newsgroup

n.

by 1985, from news (n.) + group (n.).

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