newsgroup

[ nooz-groop, nyooz‐ ]
/ ˈnuzˌgrup, ˈnyuz‐ /

noun

a place on a computer network, especially within Usenet, that maintains an online discussion group on a specific topic: newsgroups for movies.

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Origin of newsgroup

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for newsgroup

newsgroup
/ (ˈnjuːzˌɡruːp) /

noun

computing a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail
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