Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • initialism Internet Initialism of Internet Relay Chat. (It is a protocol for instant communication via the Internet.)
  • initialism US law Initialism of Internal Revenue Code.
  • initialism Initialism of international reply coupon.
  • noun international reply coupon
  • verb intransitive, Internet, informal To participate in IRC (Internet Relay Chat).

Etymologies

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

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

Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Panda's Thumb: March 2007 Archives

  • 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.

    The Panda's Thumb: March 2007 Archives

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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