chat room


Definition of chat room 

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

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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 Viewers in the Super Chat room can pay to have their comment pinned to the top of the chat room or otherwise highlighted. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "YouTube now lets you pay $4.99 per month to support your favorite creators [Update]," 22 June 2018 Even while in a relationship, Matt continued to linger in chat rooms. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy," 10 May 2018 Terre des Hommes, a Dutch organization that specializes in combating online child abuse, estimates that 750,000 people around the world are looking for child pornography in tens of thousands of live chat rooms each day. NBC News, "Cheap tech and widespread internet access fuel rise in cybersex trafficking," 30 June 2018 The resources available to those experiencing suicidal thoughts are numerous—from lifelines and online chat rooms to locating nearby health services and making a safety plan. Lara Korte, WSJ, "After Celebrity Deaths, Suicide Hotline Calls Jump 25%," 10 June 2018 According to a police report, on June 29 a cybertip came in to the task force that a social media user had been in chat rooms discussing pedophilia. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "He entered a chat room saying he was raising nudist kids. He has no kids, cops say.," 6 July 2018 To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using Site forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards, blogs or similar features., "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 June 2018 But the pregnancy was an easy ride, provided Michaela stayed away from websites and chat rooms filled with stories of other women’s gestational struggles. Anndee Hochman,, "The Parent Trip: Michaela Sweet and Chris Small of Bryn Mawr," 20 June 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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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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