Meaning of “chat room” in the English Dictionary

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"chat room" in British English

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chat roomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃæt ˌruːm/ us /ˈtʃæt ˌruːm/

a part of the internet where people can communicate by writing messages to each other, often on a particular subject

Examples

  • Somebody's been posting obscene messages in this chat room.
  • He was in the habit of using internet chat rooms to approach young girls.
  • They've produced an information pack telling children how to use the internet safely and avoid chat room abusers.
  • How do you find the kind of chat room you want among the thousands available on the web?
  • They interviewed a couple who had met on an internet chat room and were now happily married.

(Definition of “chat room” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chat room" in Business English

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chat roomnoun [ C ]

uk us

INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS a part of the internet where you can use email to discuss a subject with other people:

Many newspapers consider their chat rooms to be a principal element of their internet presence.
Chat rooms are utilized by some corporations to allow their employees to communicate from multiple locations.

(Definition of “chat room” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)