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IRC

 (ī′är-sē′)
n.
An international computer network of internet servers, using its own protocol through which individual users can hold real-time online conversations.

[I(nternet) R(elay) C(hat).]
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IRC

abbreviation for
1. International Red Cross
2. International Red Crescent
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