Digital Technology. a software program that can execute commands, reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, as online searches, either automatically or with minimal human intervention (often used in combination): a social media bot retweeting certain posts;a customer service chatbot to answer product questions.
Informal. a robot.
Other definitions for bot (2 of 5)
the larva of a botfly.
Other definitions for bot (3 of 5)
a person who cadges; scrounger.
Other definitions for bot. (4 of 5)
Other definitions for B.O.T. (5 of 5)
Board of Trade.
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How to use bot in a sentence
When you update your sitemap, bots will have a much better and easier time understanding where the internal links lead.
However, by default, search engine bots will treat these URLs as separate pages, thus wasting your crawl budget and, potentially, creating content duplication concerns.
The new bot, described August 19 in Science Robotics, carries its liquid fuel inside its body.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam | Carmen Drahl | August 19, 2020 | Science News
Anytime your server gets a “hit” from a user, from a bot or from another server, it logs information from the entity that requested files from your website and stores it in your server access logs.How SEOs can create a free server log dashboard to better understand incoming traffic to your website | Jean-Christophe Chouinard | August 3, 2020 | Search Engine Land
As Google continues to refine its ability to measure and analyze those signals, their bots are getting better at understanding website quality the way that humans do.1000 Ranking factors: How Google finds signals through the noise | Manick Bhan | July 22, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
He discusses his re-election and his Republican rivals, “Swinger Grimace” and “Mormon-bot.”Obama’s Spilled Milk Joke: Late Night Comedians Riff (Video) | Marly Faherty | January 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If a friend sends you a suspicious chat, ask them a question a bot would not be able to answer.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for the occasional car-bot while you are stuck in traffic.
Version 2.0 of the governor affectionately known in some circles as “Mitt Rom-bot” is currently under construction.
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British Dictionary definitions for bot (1 of 5)
the larva of a botfly, which typically develops inside the body of a horse, sheep, or man
any similar larva
NZ informal a mild illness in humans
- See also bots
British Dictionary definitions for bot (2 of 5)
to scrounge or borrow
(intr often foll by on) to scrounge (from); impose (on)
on the bot wanting to scrounge: he's on the bot for a cigarette
British Dictionary definitions for bot (3 of 5)
computing an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet
British Dictionary definitions for BOT (4 of 5)
Board of Trade
British Dictionary definitions for bot. (5 of 5)
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Scientific definitions for bot
A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom discussions.
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