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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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95% of parents couldn't identify common chat room lingo that teenagers use to warn people they're chatting with that their parents are watching.
Leveraging Macromedia's robust Flash Communication Server technology, Webchat enables community, dating, corporate and collaborative websites to rapidly deploy a scalable, audio and video enabled chat room for their users.
LOS ANGELES -- Multi-User Web Chat System Featuring Live A/V Communication Now Available in Script Form, for Instant Flash Chat Room Deployments
Userplane, a pioneer in providing enterprise social software for online communities, today announced the deployment of its multi-user Web chat room system and its one-to-one A/V instant messaging solution on new language site BlueSkyTalk (www.
The service is free, but anyone interested in joining a chat room must register with the site and agree to certain etiquette rules: solicitation, cursing, racial slurs, lewd comments, and personal attacks are not tolerated.
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.