search engine

Definitions of search engine
  1. noun
    a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
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    examples:
    Google
    a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search
    Yahoo
    a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
    Ask Jeeves
    a widely used search engine accepting plain English questions or phrases or terms
    type of:
    computer program, computer programme, program, programme
    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
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