from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. News, as in a newspaper or television report, that deals with formal or serious topics and events.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Factual reportage of events which are socially or politically significant and of a serious nature, as opposed to the reporting of entertaining, humorous, or gossipy accounts of relatively inconsequential events.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. news that deals with serious topics or events


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