A CDE Definition
(1) See robot and chatbot.
(2) (roBOT) A search engine program that indexes the Web. See spider.
(3) (roBOT) A program on the Internet that performs a repetitive function such as posting a message on blogs, newsgroups and social networks or searching for information. Bots reside in the background waiting to respond to certain conditions. The term bot is used for myriad "intelligent agents" that continuously or periodically perform some function. It is estimated that as much as 60% of Web traffic comes from bots and not humans. See social bot, spambot, chatbot, agent and trolling.
(4) (BOT) (Beginning Of Tape) The status of a tape file when it is first mounted in the drive. See BOF.
Before/After Your Search Term
|Borland Database Engine||boule|
|boss screen||bounce message|
|Boston Computer Exchange||bounce rate|
|Boston Computer Society||bounced email|
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