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chat room

noun, Digital Technology
a branch of a computer network or a software application in which participants can engage in real-time discussions about a specific topic with one another (group chat)
See also chat (def 4).
Also, chatroom [chat-room, ‐roo m] /ˈtʃætˌrum, ‐ˌrʊm/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chatroom
  • Never provide your personal information to strangers in a chatroom.
  • Virtual training programs and chatroom support groups.
British Dictionary definitions for chatroom


/ˈtʃætˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a site on the internet, or another computer network, where users have group discussions by electronic mail, typically about one subject
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Contemporary definitions for chatroom

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chatroom in Culture

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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