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Bulletin Board System: a term for dial-up on-line systems from which to download software, leave messages for other users, and exchange information. BBBs proliferated in the 1980s before the WWW became popular. A BBS functions somewhat like a stand-alone Web site, but without graphics. However, unlike Web sites, each BBS has its own telephone number to dial into.