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date: 31 October 2020

Chat (online chat). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

A type of communication that is defined by being internet-based, synchronous, conversational-like, and not necessarily restricted to one-to-one communication. Early uses of chat pre-date the ... ...

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