Newspaper vs Newsgroup - What's the difference?

newspaper | newsgroup |


As nouns the difference between newspaper and newsgroup

is that newspaper is (countable) a publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles while newsgroup is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.

As a verb newspaper

is to cover with newspaper.

newspaper

Noun

  • (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
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  • (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
  • Synonyms

    * (publication) daily (for a daily newspaper''), paper, rag (''derogatory ) * (paper on which newspapers are printed) newsprint

    Derived terms

    * newspaperdom * newspaperism

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with newspaper.
  • She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  • (transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
  • He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.
  • (obsolete) to harrass in newspaper articles.
  • He was newspapered out of public life.

    Usage notes

    * The harrass sense is usually in passive constructions. 1000 English basic words

    newsgroup

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.
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  • Some of the users are 'old timers'; they have been around in the newsgroup for several years

    Synonyms

    * froup, newsfroup

    See also

    *Usenet