Definition of LISTSERV in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlis(t)sərv/


1An application that distributes messages to subscribers on an electronic mailing list.
1.1 (also listserv) An electronic mailing list.
Example sentences
  • From 1996 to 1999 the course was conducted through an e-mail listserv.
  • Anyone has a chance of turning his or her personal listserv, blog or Web site into a node that will be in effect, and quite likely for a very limited time, an institution as powerful as any of the more stable ones of the past.
  • I was thinking of bad timing (although, thankfully, without mortality involved) last week when a listserv I'm on received an email from one of our members.

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Syllabification: LIST·SERV

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