Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An international computer network of Internet servers, using its own protocol through which individual users can hold real-time online conversations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Initialism of Internet Relay Chat. (It is a protocol for instant communication via the Internet.)
  • Initialism of Internal Revenue Code.
  • Initialism of international reply coupon.
  • n. international reply coupon
  • v. To participate in IRC (Internet Relay Chat).

Etymologies

I(nternet) R(elay) C(hat).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In addition, she'll be available later today in the Pharyngula chat room channel #pharyngula on irc.zirc.org; if you don't have an IRC client, that link will let you use your browser to join in from 12:00-1:30pm ET.

    Lynn Margulis blog tour - The Panda's Thumb

  • In addition, she'll be available in the Pharyngula chat room channel #pharyngula on irc.zirc.org; if you don't have an IRC client, that link will let you use your browser to join in from 12:00-1:30pm ET.

    Lynn Margulis weblog tour - The Panda's Thumb

  • Certain individuals (note that, since people in irc are individuals and do not think the same way) may seem insensitive at times but really, we usually do look out for each other and I do not believe, as me myself as an individual in the IRC, on intentionally hurting other people's feeling.

    Latest from PALGN

  • While Preview, especially in 10.6, includes many annotation features (circles, lines, comments, etc.), that's about the extent of its powers-you can't easily insert an image into an existing PDF, for example, nor can you modify the text within that PDF. there's IRC chat at irc. chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

    Your Mac Life - The Internet's #1 Mac Broadcast!

  • Quick FYI, I have registrered #severedfifth on irc. freenode.net for IRC fanatics.

    Planet Ubuntu

  • Losing a good friend and co irc operator on the pclinuxos channels. oh wow, he was the guy that always seemed to be around when I needed help in IRC.

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

  • To connect, go to: irc. undernet.org (this is the IRC server that my chat-room is on) and join the chat #Aspiechat

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • Server: = "irc. freenode.net"; IRC server by which the bot is to connect

    AutoHotkey Community

  • Irc Servers On nix, For people who want to start own IRC net

    Digital Point Forums

  • That said, besides the simple presence and IM, we also offer more services: conference will let you create and join multi-party chats with friends, family and colleagues (Multi user chat) irc is the gateway to the IRC networks that will enable you to join channels you wish from your XMPP client pubsub and PEP enables you to publish information for yourself and receive information from your contacts such as your mood, activity, geolocation, or the titles of the music you are listening to users is the directory that enables you to search for friends

    Planet Jabber

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