a computer program designed to simulate and human conversation for interactive purposes; also called chatbot
Eliza and Parry were the first chatterbots.
late 20th c; blend of chatter + robot
/ˌtʃætəˈrɑtiː/ plural noun 1. (informal) another word for chattering classes
[chat-er-boks] /ˈtʃæt ərˌbɒks/ noun 1. an excessively talkative person. /ˈtʃætəˌbɒks/ noun 1. (informal) a person who talks constantly, esp about trivial matters n. 1774, from chatter (n.) + box (n.1).
[chat-er] /ˈtʃæt ər/ verb (used without object) 1. to talk rapidly in a foolish or purposeless way; jabber. 2. to utter a succession of quick, inarticulate, speechlike sounds, as monkeys or certain birds. 3. to make a rapid clicking noise by striking together: His teeth were chattering from the cold. 4. Machinery. (of a cutting […]
[chat-er-er] /ˈtʃæt ər ər/ noun 1. a person who ; a chatterbox. 2. any of several passerine birds having a cry, as certain waxwings and cotingas. /ˈtʃætərə/ noun 1. someone or something that chatters 2. another name for cotinga