Pronunciation: (nOOz'wīur", nyOOz'-), [key]
1. a service transmitted esp. by teletypewriter and providing late-breaking news stories, stock-market results, or other up-to-the-minute information: We took the story off the newswires.
2. a teletypewriter or other machine by which such information is transmitted or received.
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