[nooz-groop, nyooz‐] /ˈnuzˌgrup, ˈnyuz‐/
a place on a computer network, especially within Usenet, that maintains an online discussion group on a specific topic:
newsgroups for movies.
(computing) a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail
by 1985, from news (n.) + group (n.).
One of Usenet’s huge collection of topic groups or fora. Usenet groups can be “unmoderated” (anyone can post) or “moderated” (submissions are automatically directed to a moderator, who edits or filters and then posts the results). Some newsgroups have parallel mailing lists for Internet people with no netnews access, with postings to the group automatically propagated to the list and vice versa. Some moderated groups (especially those which are actually gatewayed Internet mailing lists) are distributed as “digests”, with groups of postings periodically collected into a single large posting with an index.
Among the best-known are comp.lang.c (the C-language forum), comp.arch (on computer architectures), comp.Unix.wizards (for Unix wizards), rec.arts.sf-lovers (for science-fiction fans), and talk.politics.misc (miscellaneous political discussions and flamage).
Barry Shein is alleged to have said, “Remember the good old days when you could read all the group names in one day?” This gives a good idea of the growth and size of Usenet.
See also netiquette.
[nooz-hawk, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌhɔk, ˈnyuz-/ noun, Informal. 1. a newspaper reporter, especially one who is energetic and aggressive. /ˈnjuːzˌhɔːk/ noun 1. (US & Canadian, informal) a newspaper reporter Also called newshound (ˈnjuːzˌhaʊnd) noun A newspaper reporter (first form 1929+, second 1936+)
plural noun 1. a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of the Russian Federation in Asia: part of the Yakut Autonomous Republic. 14,826 sq. mi. (38,400 sq. km). plural noun 1. an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, off the N mainland of Russia, in the Sakha Republic. Area: about 37 555 sq km […]
n. 1875, short for newsboy. noun A newspaper seller: Beno, a hophead newsie (1875+)
[nooz-let-er, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌlɛt ər, ˈnyuz-/ noun 1. a written report, issued periodically, typically by a business, institution, or other organization, that presents information and news to people with a specific interest in the organization or subject: our co-op’s monthly newsletter; an employee newsletter. 2. a written report and analysis of the , often providing forecasts, […]