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A procedure in which a table of values stored in a computer is searched until a specified value is found.
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an act or instance of looking something up, as information in a reference book.
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|Noun||1.||lookup - an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup"|
operation - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second"
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