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Really Simple Syndication: an XML-based standard and format used to distribute recent news and other frequently updated content appearing on a website:
an RSS reader; RSS files; RSS feeds. Unabridged
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  1. Rich Site Summary: a way of allowing web users to receive news headlines and updates on their browser from selected websites as soon as they are published
  2. (as modifier): an RSS newsfeed
Really Simple Syndication: a way of allowing web users to receive syndicated newsletters and email alerts
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Contemporary definitions for RSS

any of various XML file formats suitable for disseminating real-time information via subscription on the Internet


RSS has become a popular technology for bloggers and podcasters to distribute their content.

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Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication

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RSS in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for RSS


  1. Really Simple Syndication
  2. root sum square
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