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search engine

[′sərch ‚en·jən]
(computer science)
Any software that locates and retrieves information in a database.
A server with a stored index of Web pages that is capable of returning lists of pages that match keyword queries.

search engine

Computing a service provided on the internet enabling users to search for items of interest

search engine

(World-Wide Web, tool, information science)
A remotely accessible program that lets you do keyword searches for information on the Internet. There are several types of search engine; the search may cover titles of documents, URLs, headers, or the full text.

A list of search engines, Centre Universitaire d'Informatique at the University of Geneva

search engine

Software that looks for data that match the criteria in a query. Although search engines have been around for decades, they were brought to the forefront after the Web exploded onto the scene. Search engines differ in the way they find and index the content on the Web and the way they search those indexes to locate matches.

Although a search engine is technically the software and algorithms used to perform a search, the term has become synonymous with the complete service, such as the Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. See spider, SERP, Web search engines, vertical search engine, organic search results, search engine optimization and social search engine.
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