Usenet

or USE·NET

[ yooz-net, yoos‐ ]
/ ˈyuzˌnɛt, ˈyus‐ /

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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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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