- 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 chat·room [chat-room ‐roo m] /ˈtʃætˌrum ‐ˌrʊm/
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A service provided by certain ISPs that allows a group of people to communicate with each other by typing at their keyboards.
Chat rooms can facilitate free-flowing conversations ranging from a discussion about pop music to friendly banter.
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