Definitions of bot

  1. ( From " robot") Any typeof autonomous software that operates as an agent for auser or a program or simulates a human activity. On theInternet, the most popular bots are programs ( calledspiders or crawlers) used for searching. They access websites, retrieve documents and follow all the hypertextlinks in them; then they generate catalogs that are accessedby search engines.A chatbot converses with humans ( or other bots). Ashopbot searches the Web to find the best price for aproduct. Other bots ( such as OpenSesame) observe a user'spatterns in navigating a website and customises the site forthat user.Knowbots collect specific information from websites.
  2. botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human
  3. A bot- fly, or its larva.