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1. A software program that searches a database and gathers and reports information that contains or is related to specified terms.
2. A website whose primary function is providing a search engine for gathering and reporting information available on the internet or a portion of the internet.
(Computer Science) computing a service provided on the internet enabling users to search for items of interest
a computer program that searches documents, esp. on the World Wide Web, for a specified word or phrase and provides a list of documents in which this word or phrase is found.
A device used to find material on the World Wide Web by looking for combinations of words.
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|Noun||1.||search engine - 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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