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adbot

Syllabification: ad·bot
Pronunciation: /ˈadbät
 
/

Definition of adbot in English:

noun

A computer program that caches advertising on personal computers from an Internet-connected server and then displays the advertising when certain linked programs are being used.
Example sentences
  • Many programs that surreptitiously access the Internet - such as ‘adbots’ - go undetected by users.
  • If you have a couple of adbots loaded onto your computer, you usually won't experience many problems.
  • Secondly, I knew that sooner or later the adbots would find the forum and I'd have to close it down anyway.

Origin

blend of ad(vertising) and (ro)bot.

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