Definition 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).

Generic synonyms: Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves

Definition of Search engine

1. Noun. (computing) an application that searches for, and retrieves, data based on some criteria, especially one that searches the Internet for documents containing specified words ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Search Engine

search-oriented architecture
search-oriented architectures
search and destroy mission
search and rescue
search and rescue mission
search and rescues
search box
search boxes
search engine (current term)
search engine optimization
search engines
search language
search mission
search party
search term
search terms
search tree
search trees
search wand
search wands
search warrant
search warrants

Literary usage of Search engine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Successful Independent Consulting: Turn Your Career Experience Into a by Douglas Florzak (1999)
"In addition to the basic information you submit to a search engine or registration service when you register your page, search engines compile information, ..."

2. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1996)
"search engine The search engine is the final component in the process of identifying ... The search engine takes a search expression and returns a set of ..."

3. Internet Indecency: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and edited by John McCain (1998)
"It concluded that the "family-friendly search engine . . . typically (blocked ... The EPIC Report also determined that the search engine did not seem to ..."

4. Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System And Internet Navigation by National Research Council (U.S.), National Research Council (2005)
"search engine Marketing and Optimization The opportunity to pay for listings in response to certain key words on specified search engines has led to the ..."

5. Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity Through by Steve Weber (2007)
"Even so, it helps to know some basics of search engine optimization (SEO) to enhance your site's ability to draw new visitors. The leading search engines ..."

6. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"The search engine displays a page showing what it has decided are the top ten most ... None of the top ten is exactly right, so you have the search engine ..."

7. Guided Report Writing by Jill Norris (1999)
"Students are presented with a list of very general subjects by a search engine. Choosing one of these subjects takes the student to another, more specific ..."

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