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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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In an internal memo, UBS Ag has conveyed to its staff that use of social chat rooms was prohibited 'with immediate effect'.
Chat rooms, while not a particularly cutting edge technology, are receiving increased scrutiny from banking regulators who are aiming to dissuade traders from using them to pass sensitive information to clients and peers.
With the advent of Google's Gtalk (now Hangout) and Facebook, these Chat Rooms, however, became passe.
The Standing Committee on Advertising will consider withdrawing or modifying Florida Advertising Opinion A-00-1 regarding attorney participation in chat rooms at the request of The Florida Bar Board of Governors at its meeting to be held via conference call on May 13.
Chat rooms have been made available to students, and Janice tries to dissuade Linda from getting involved due to the potential danger.
On message boards, as in chat rooms, participants register as members and adopt screen names, such as "Emily the Strange.
My heart goes out to students who organise websites: the chat rooms are always desultory, participation is always patchy and then only during term time, and the really hot designers keep their masterworks for their vacation job portfolio/showreel.
There's no harm if they are just talking to their friends like I do, but if they go onto other types of chat rooms then you don't know who they may be talking to.
It didn't take me long to realize that the first step in dealing with this problem was to borrow from the conventions of social chat rooms and use ellipses as I typed in order to get my messages to the students faster.
E-mails, chat rooms, and phone calls to family and friends are the only near-real-time ways to find out what is going on inside the Islamic Republic.
It allows a professor (as the designer) to establish an integrated training site that includes training modules, chat rooms, bulletin boards, homepages, drop boxes for assignments, presentation capabilities, and a viewable grade book for students.
It's a theory that has been circulating in Internet chat rooms for the past year.