chat room


Definition of chat room

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

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The implant can store hundreds of gigabytes of data, stream movies or music to connected phones or computers, act as a server for an anonymized chat room or forum, and smuggle encrypted files across international borders. Wired, "This DIY Implant Lets You Stream Movies From Inside Your Leg," 30 Aug. 2019 But hackers could have dug into the plumbing powering the Pet Chat app's chat room. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "Security Researchers Find ‘Worst Case Scenario’ in LeapFrog Kids Tablet," 7 Aug. 2019 More recently, groupware programs such as Slack have tried to sublimate work email into chat rooms, but that works only inside an organization; there’s no stopping the email from outside customers, suppliers, or colleagues from arriving. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Work Ruined Email," 2 Aug. 2019 At its core, Slack's software provides chat rooms divided into channels according to departments, projects or topics. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Shares in workplace software phenom Slack soar 50% in first day of trading," 20 June 2019 The case began when online chat service Chatstep told investigators that there were links to child pornography in several of its online chat rooms, according to a statement from the Attorney General's Office. Serena O'sullivan, azcentral, "Former Surprise technician gets 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor," 7 June 2019 In a neighborhood where fears about that nearly one-third run rampant, turning chat rooms into panic rooms. Nita Lelyveld,, "Homelessness crisis makes us ashamed and angry — at our leaders, and ourselves," 6 June 2019 Some have shared their dissenting views in a private digital chat room that has already amassed hundreds of members. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, "WGA’s fight with agents enters Act 2, but there’s no end in sight," 18 July 2019 The two had met in an online chat room for fetishists, authorities have said. Megan Crepeau,, "Ex-girlfriend's recordings critical as trial to begin in earnest into disappearance of Chinese scholar at U. of I.," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of chat room

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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Kids 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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