chat room

noun Digital Technology.
a branch of a computer network in which participants can engage in real-time discussions with one another (group chat) See also chat ( def 4 ).
Also, chatroom [chat-room, ‐room] . Unabridged
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Main Entry:  chat room
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See chat line's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

chat room
by 1994, from chat + room. From the days when AOL dominated the Internet.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Cultural Dictionary

chat room definition

A service provided by certain ISPs that allows a group of people to communicate with each other by typing at their keyboards.

Note: Chat rooms can facilitate free-flowing conversations ranging from a discussion about pop music to friendly banter.
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Computing Dictionary

chat room definition


The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
The information revealed a subject was posting messages in a chat room claiming he was going to shoot up a school.
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