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search engine

n.
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.

search engine

n
(Computer Science) computing a service provided on the internet enabling users to search for items of interest

search′ en`gine


n.
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.
[1990–95]

search engine

A device used to find material on the World Wide Web by looking for combinations of words.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.search engine - a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
Translations
vyhledávač
søgemaskine
hakukone
pretraživač
検索エンジン
검색 엔진
sökmotor
กลไกการหาข้อมูลบนอินเตอร์เน็ต
công cụ tìm kiếm

search engine

مُحَرِّكُ البَحْث vyhledávač søgemaskine Suchmaschine μηχανή αναζήτησης motor de búsqueda hakukone moteur de recherche pretraživač motore di ricerca 検索エンジン 검색 엔진 zoekprogramma søkemotor wyszukiwarka mecanismo de pesquisa, motor de busca поисковая система sökmotor กลไกการหาข้อมูลบนอินเตอร์เน็ต arama motoru công cụ tìm kiếm 搜索引擎
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