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[nooz-let-er, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌlɛt ər, ˈnyuz-/
a written report, usually issued periodically, prepared by or for a group or institution, as a business firm, charitable organization, or government agency, to present information to employees, contributors, stockholders, or the like, and often to the press and public.
a written report and analysis of the news, often providing forecasts, typically directed at a special audience, as business people, and mailed to subscribers:
a stock-market newsletter.
1665-75; news + letter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for newsletter
  • Welcome to the monthly newsletter about your health-insurance problems, not ours.
  • Thus was born the monthly sales report, and the office manual and the internal company newsletter.
  • The newsletter publishes on a quarterly basis, in full colour.
British Dictionary definitions for newsletter


Also called news-sheet. a printed periodical bulletin circulated to members of a group
(history) a written or printed account of the news
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Word Origin and History for newsletter

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

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newsletter in Technology

A periodically published work containing news and announcements on some subject, typically with a small circulation. Newsletters are a common application for DTP and may be distributed by electronic mail.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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