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chat′ room`

Computers. a branch of a computer system in which participants can engage in live discussions with one another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: room - a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)chat room - a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)
internet site, web site, website, site - a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web; "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"
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WSJ reports that both JP Morgan & Chase co and Credit Suisse are among the financial institutions looking to do away with the chat room as method of communications.
TechCrunch last week reported Facebook is testing out a chat room product, codenamed Host Chat, to 'stimulate' viral discussions among friends, allowing them to add their friends into the chat rooms - reminiscent of the old AOL chat rooms.
Specific questions include whether it is prohibited in-person solicitation for an attorney to obtain a client by responding to a person or group encountered in an online chat room, whether an attorney can respond to specific questions posed by chat room participants such as whether anyone knows a lawyer or knows what to do when faced with a specific legal problem, and whether a lawyer may interject advice in an online chat involving other participants where bad advice is being given.
As "Roxanne" in the chat room she does not get teased or picked on for her comments and she finds a level of acceptance she never had before.
The protected environment of the monitored chat room resulted in markedly fewer explicit sexual messages and obscene words than the unmonitored chat room did, Subrahmanyam says.
Superintendent Patti Banks said she was alarmed by the book's "romanticized" portrayal of a gay teen hooking up with a stranger he met in an Internet chat room.
I use MSN Messenger, which is near enough a chat room, but you mail the addresses of your friends, it's a bit more personal than a chat room.
In the fall of 2001, the Writing Center at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) received a campus teaching and technology grant to begin chat room tutoring through our OWL.
I held virtual office hours each week via the chat room function, and the number of students participating in the real-time discussions dropped off dramatically after these early frustrations.
Speaking personally, we would only meet someone from a chat room if it were in a public place.
Chat room messages called students "retard," "whores" or one, a "homosexual with a pigeon-like face and penguin-like body.
When it comes to the Internet, many teenage girls are extremely computer savvy but can be naive and vulnerable when encountering emotionally charged situations like the prevalent online pornography or sexual harassment in chat room conversations.