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Usenet

or USE·NET

[ yooz-net, yoos‐ ]
/ ˈyuzˌnɛt, ˈyus‐ /
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noun
Digital Technology. an extensive system of newsgroups: a branch of the internet.
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Origin of Usenet

First recorded in 1980–85; use(rs)1 + net(work)
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How to use Usenet in a sentence

  • Early internet communities in the 1990s like Usenet, LambdaMOO, LiveJournal, and MySpace defaulted to screen names that could have as much or as little to do with a person’s real name as they wanted.

  • Hi Quartz members,Hi Quartz members,Early internet communities in the 1990s like Usenet, LambdaMOO, LiveJournal, and MySpace defaulted to screen names that could have as much or as little to do with a person’s real name as they wanted.

British Dictionary definitions for Usenet

Usenet
/ (ˈjuːzˌnɛt) /

noun
computing a vast collection of newsgroups that follow agreed naming, maintaining, and distribution practices
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