Bulletin-board meaning

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(computers) A system that enables users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person.
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A board on which notices are posted.
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A board or wall area on which bulletins, notices, or displays are put up.
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A computer system accessible by modem, set up to allow users, esp. of microcomputers, to exchange messages, software, etc., usually in a particular field of interest.
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An electronic communication system that allows users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person. Bulletin boards were widely used before the Internet became popular, and many of their functions are now served by websites and newsgroups for specific topics or groups.
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A community website that is used to post articles and images of mutual interest. Prior to the Web, the bulletin board was "the" online portal for information and software downloads (see BBS).
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A board on which messages may be posted, especially one in a public space.
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(computing) A system in which users may send, read and reply to public messages; an electronic bulletin board.
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Origin of bulletin-board