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newsgroup

[nooz-groop, nyooz‐]
noun
  1. 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

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 newsgroup

n.

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

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