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cancelbot Syllabification: can·cel·bot
Pronunciation: /ˈkansəlˌbät/

Definition of cancelbot in English:


A program that searches for and deletes specified postings from Internet newsgroups.
Example sentences
  • Cancelbots are powerful and easy to misconfigure, and a misconfigured cancelbot can cause havoc.
  • Thus, cancelbots which were meant to be a technical solution to net abuse threaten to become a plague.
  • Operators of cancelbots take pride in the absolute mechanical nature of the cancellations.


1990s: from cancel + bot2.

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