chat room


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).

Nearby words

  1. chastisement,
  2. chastity,
  3. chastity belt,
  4. chasuble,
  5. chat,
  6. chat show,
  7. chat up,
  8. chatbot,
  9. chateau,
  10. chateau cardboard

Also chat·room [chat-room ‐roo m] /ˈtʃætˌrum ‐ˌrʊm/ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chatroom



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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Culture definitions for chatroom

chat room

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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