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Definition: When you chat, you lose some valuable social tools that you have when you speak to someone in person or over the phone. You not only lose the ability to judge a person's reaction by looking at them, but you lose the ability to use inflections to change the meaning of your words. When you chat, you compensate for that loss by "emoting". It simply means using other words, symbols or actions to show how you would say it, in the "real" world.

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Some emoticons and abbreviations typically used in chat.

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