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chat room

A facility on a network enabling a user to engage in “conversation” by exchanging written messages with another user or users in real time. Chat rooms based on Web sites are especially ...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

... room The visual interface which displays the messages and responses of participants who are using online chat...

chat room

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... room A facility on a network enabling a user to engage in ‘conversation’ by exchanging written messages with another user or users in real time. Chat rooms based on websites are especially popular, but their sometimes unregulated nature has raised concerns about security and...

chat room

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

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Chat room

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

... room . An area on the Internet or other computer network where users can communicate with one another, typically on a particular topic. See also Instant messaging...

chat room

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
45 words
chat room

chat room noun   Quick reference

Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
45 words
chat room

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
24 words
chat room

chat room  

A facility on a network enabling a user to engage in “conversation” by exchanging written messages with another user or users in real time. Chat rooms based on Web sites are especially popular, but ...
Adverbs

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,022 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... Josephine Turck Baker , Correct English: Complete Grammar and Drill Book 180 ( 1938 ). • “When there is a compound verb form, it is usual to put the adverb between the auxiliary and the main verb. ‘I have always wanted to do so.’ ‘He has rarely failed us.’” W.P. Jowett , Chatting About English 184 ( 1945 ). • “Barring the infinitive, verb groups should be split . . . . In verb groups formed by parts of the verbs ‘be,’ ‘have,’ ‘do,’ ‘can,’ ‘may,’ and ‘must,’ adverbs are best placed immediately before the main verb.” R.G. Ralph , Put It Plainly 60 (...

Prepositions

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,035 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...And, whatever pedants may say to the contrary, English people will continue to say, easily and unselfconsciously: ‘He is the man I spoke to.’ ‘This is what I was thinking of.’ ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘Who did you go with?’ ‘Speak when you are spoken to.’” W.P. Jowett , Chatting About English 176 ( 1945 ). • “Though by its very name a preposition is ‘placed before’ a noun, modern English idiom allows, and has always allowed, it to be placed after, and often as the last word in the sentence.” G.H. Vallins , Good English: How to Write It 154 ( 1951...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
7,703 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...El Misti isn't doing anything at the moment, but Arequipa is: it has spread up the volcano's flanks along the gullies where lava and ash will someday begin to flow.” Tad Friend , “Disaster!” New Yorker , 16 Dec. 2002 , at 36, 38. • “Party lines are not to be confused with chat lines, party planners, or escort services: they are a prehistoric phone technology of copper-loop circuits.” Susan Orlean , “Party Line,” New Yorker , 16 Dec. 2002 , at 52. Although the uppercase convention is a signpost to the reader that a complete sentence is ahead, that...

chat client

chat client  

Software which the user of a chat room needs to participate in the real time conversations that occur in a chat room. A chat client processes lines of text typed in by a chat room participant and ...
chat bot

chat bot  

Malicious bots which intrude into chat rooms and carry out acts such as sending large amounts of text to the screens of the chat room participants. When a number of these bots intrude into a chat ...
chat

chat  

The process of communicating with other users of the Internet in real time. The most common way of doing this is via chat rooms or multi user dungeons. There are a variety of reasons for using a chat ...
chat server

chat server  

A server which monitors the users of a chat room. When one of the users sends a message to all the participants the server broadcasts the message to all the users. The main function of this type of ...
bot war

bot war  

What happens when chat bots invade a chat room and start trying to establish some dominance; usually this results in the normal users of the room deserting.
clone bot

clone bot  

A bot which intrudes into a chat room, carries out some malicious act such as issuing obscenities, and multiplies itself in order to make it difficult for the moderator of the chat room to remove ...
ghost

ghost  

The image of text typed by the user of a chat room after the user has disconnected from the chat room.
whispers

whispers  

Private conversations that start up in a chat room.
private chat

private chat  

The use of a chat room facility to carry on a private real time conversation with another user. It suffers from one problem: to carry out a private conversation with someone it is necessary to log-in ...

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