noun Digital Technology.
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).
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British Dictionary definitions for chat room
/ (ˈtʃætˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /
a site on the internet, or another computer network, where users have group discussions by electronic mail, typically about one subject
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Cultural definitions for chat room
A service provided by certain ISPs that allows a group of people to communicate with each other by typing at their keyboards.
notes for chat room
Chat rooms can facilitate free-flowing conversations ranging from a discussion about pop music to friendly banter.
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