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 for bulletin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flash \Flash\, n.; pl. Flashes.
     1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously
        appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash
        of lightning.
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     2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a
        momentary brightness or show.
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              The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. --Shak.
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              No striking sentiment, no flash of fancy. --Wirt.
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     3. The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a
        very brief period; as, I'll be back in a flash.
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              The Persians and Macedonians had it for a flash.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     4. A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring
        and giving a fictitious strength to liquors.
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     5. A lamp for providing intense momentary light to take a
        photograph; as, to take a picture without a flash.
  
     Syn: flashbulb, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun.
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     6. Same as flashlight. [informal]
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     7. (Journalism) A short news item providing recently received
        and usually preliminary information about an event that is
        considered important enough to interrupt normal
        broadcasting or other news delivery services; also called
        a news flash or bulletin.
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     Flash light, or Flashing light, a kind of light shown by
        lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so
        as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating
        with periods of dimness. --Knight.
  
     Flash in the pan, the flashing of the priming in the pan of
        a flintlock musket without discharging the piece; hence,
        sudden, spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulletin \Bul"le*tin\, n. [F. bulletin, fr. It. bullettino, dim.
     of bulletta, dim. of bulla, bolla, an edict of the pope, from
     L. bulla bubble. See Bull an edict.]
     1. A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event,
        as military operations or the health of some distinguished
        personage, issued by authority for the information of the
        public.
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     2. Any public notice or announcement, especially of news
        recently received.
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     3. A periodical publication, especially one containing the
        proceeding of a society.
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     bulletin board, a board on which announcements are put,
        particularly at newsrooms, newspaper offices, etc.
        [1913 Webster] bullet-proof

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bulletin
      n 1: a brief report (especially an official statement issued for
           immediate publication or broadcast)
      v 1: make public by bulletin

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "bulletin":
     account, account rendered, accounting, acquaintance, acta,
     announcement, annual, blue book, brief, briefing, census report,
     communication, communique, data, datum, directory, dispatch,
     election returns, enlightenment, evidence, facts,
     factual information, familiarization, flash, gen,
     general information, guidebook, handout, hard information,
     incidental information, info, information, instruction,
     intelligence, knowledge, light, mention, message, minutes,
     news item, news report, notice, notification, presentation,
     press release, proceedings, promotional material, proof,
     publication, publicity, release, report, returns, sidelight,
     statement, tally, the dope, the goods, the know, the record,
     the scoop, transactions, transmission, white book, white paper,
     word, yearbook
  
  

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