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 for bot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bot \Bot\, n. (Zool.)
     See Bots.
     [1913 Webster] Botanic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bot
      n 1: botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse
           or sheep or human

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

  BOT
         Back On Topic (slang, Usenet, IRC)
         

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

  BOT
         Beginning Of Tape
         

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

  BOT
         Broadcast Online TV
         

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

  BOT
         Build, Operate and Transfer (networke)
         

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

  BOT
         Bulk Only Transfer
         

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

  bot
   n
  
      [common on IRC, MUD and among gamers; from ?robot?]
  
      1. An IRC or MUD user who is actually a program. On IRC, typically the
      robot provides some useful service. Examples are NickServ, which tries to
      prevent random users from adopting nicks already claimed by others, and
      MsgServ, which allows one to send asynchronous messages to be delivered
      when the recipient signs on. Also common are ?annoybots?, such as KissServ,
      which perform no useful function except to send cute messages to other
      people. Service bots are less common on MUDs; but some others, such as the
      ?Julia? bot active in 1990--91, have been remarkably impressive Turing-test
      experiments, able to pass as human for as long as ten or fifteen minutes of
      conversation.
  
      2. An AI-controlled player in a computer game (especially a first-person
      shooter such as Quake) which, unlike ordinary monsters, operates like a
      human-controlled player, with access to a player's weapons and abilities.
      An example can be found at http://www.telefragged.com/thefatal/.
  
      3. Term used, though less commonly, for a web spider. The file for
      controlling spider behavior on your site is officially the ?Robots
      Exclusion File? and its URL is ?http:///robots.txt?)
  
      Note that bots in all senses were ?robots? when the terms first appeared in
      the early 1990s, but the shortened form is now habitual.
  

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

  bot
  
      (From "{robot") Any type
     of autonomous software that operates as an agent for a
     user or a program or simulates a human activity.  On the
     Internet, the most popular bots are programs (called
     spiders or crawlers) used for searching.  They access web
     sites, retrieve documents and follow all the hypertext
     links in them; then they generate catalogs that are accessed
     by search engines.
  
     A chatbot converses with humans (or other bots).  A
     shopbot searches the Web to find the best price for a
     product.  Other bots (such as OpenSesame) observe a user's
     patterns in navigating a website and customises the site for
     that user.
  
     Knowbots collect specific information from websites.
  
     (1999-05-20)
  

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