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A bot that mimics human conversation, either surreptitiously as for the purpose of phishing, or openly as in an automated customer-service capacity.

[chat + bot.]


(Computer Science) a computer program in the form of a virtual e-mail correspondent that can reply to messages from computer users
[C20: from chat1 + (ro)bot]
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