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 for IRC
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IRC
         InformationsRessourcen Controlling (IM)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IRC
         Internet Relay Chat [protocol] (RFC 1459, Internet)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  IRC
   /I?R?C/, n.
  
      [Internet Relay Chat] A worldwide ?party line? network that allows one to
      converse with others in real time. IRC is structured as a network of
      Internet servers, each of which accepts connections from client programs,
      one per user. The IRC community and the Usenet and MUD communities
      overlap to some extent, including both hackers and regular folks who have
      discovered the wonders of computer networks. Some Usenet jargon has been
      adopted on IRC, as have some conventions such as emoticons. There is also
      a vigorous native jargon, represented in this lexicon by entries marked ?
      [IRC]?. See also talk mode.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Internet Relay Chat
  IRC
  
      (IRC) /I-R-C/, occasionally /*rk/ A
     client-server chat system of large (often worldwide)
     networks.  IRC is structured as networks of Internet
     servers, each accepting connections from client programs,
     one per user.
  
     The IRC community and the Usenet and MUD communities
     overlap to some extent, including both hackers and regular
     folks who have discovered the wonders of computer networks.
     Some Usenet jargon has been adopted on IRC, as have some
     conventions such as emoticons.  There is also a vigorous
     native jargon (see the entry for "{chat").
  
     The largest and first IRC network is EFNet, with a smaller
     breakaway network called the Undernet having existed since
     1992, and dozens of other networks having appeared (and
     sometimes disappeared) since.
  
     See also nick, bot, op.
  
     Yahoo's IRC index
     http://yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/Chat/IRC/)">(http://yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/Chat/IRC/).
  
     (1998-01-25)
  

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