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English definition of “chat”

chat

verb [I]
 
 
/tʃæt/ (present participle chatting, past tense and past participle chatted)
TALK A2 to talk with someone in a friendly and informal way: I wanted to chat to you about the party on Saturday.Ways of talking
COMPUTING to have a conversation with other people on the Internet, when you write down what you want to say, and can see immediately what other people are writingInternet terminology and abbreviations
(Definition of chat verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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