chat room


Definition of chat room

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

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For now, the Die With Me chat room can be such an escape from the anxiety of a dying phone that one of its users, Mr. Klimo, who works in tech, has talked with a colleague about creating a way to stay in the app longer. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Your Phone Is Almost Out of Battery. Remain Calm. Call A Doctor.," 4 May 2018 After the WannaCry hack, users of internet chat rooms that give advice on money laundering recommended using ShapeShift to erase the trail of dirty bitcoin, the Journal found via services that monitor such sites. Shane Shifflett, WSJ, "How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency," 28 Sep. 2018 Users can also subscribe to public channels—kind of like a chat room but for voice—where groups of people can talk. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Stranded in a Hurricane? There’s an App for That," 14 Sep. 2018 But in the days that followed the Weinstein revelations, some of Chen’s former students started to share their experiences of harassment at his hands, in a private chat room for graduates. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Chinese women reveal sexual harassment, but #MeToo movement struggles for air," 9 Jan. 2018 For the uninitiated, Comic Chat turned plain-text chat rooms into black-and-white comic strips. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives," 13 Oct. 2018 All over social media and in the Deciem Facebook chat room, customers have reported placing online orders successfully. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Deciem’s Brandon Truaxe: the world’s most controversial beauty CEO, explained," 9 Oct. 2018 Thanks to the advent of the Internet with its warren of chat rooms, anonymous websites and Facebook comments and the increased sophistication of cellphones, bullies have a whole host of newer and subtler ways to torment their victims. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Anti-Bullying Week: The Conversation Parents Need To Have," 16 Nov. 2011 Despite censors, Chinese internet chat rooms for veterans are still lively with talk of the various protests. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Marching Across China, Army Veterans Join Ranks of Protesters," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of chat room

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chat room was in 1986

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English Language Learners Definition of chat room

: a Web site or computer program that allows people to send messages to each other instantly over the Internet

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: a Web site or computer program that allows people to send messages to each other instantly over the Internet

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