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n. ~ 1. A printed illustration on a large sheet. - 2. A large, flexible sheet bearing text, usually illustrated, that is publicly displayed to advertise or promote something. - 3. Computing · An individual who sends (posts) a message to a newsgroup or mailing list.


A poster1 is usually mass-produced and intended to be hung as decoration.

(LCGTM 1995, p. 540) Single or multi-sheet notices made to attract attention to events, activities, causes, goods, or services; also, purely decorative posters. For posting, usually in a public place; chiefly pictorial. Intended to make an immediate impression from a distance.