backward search

backward search

[¦bak·wərd ′sərch]
(computer science)
A search of a document or database that starts at the cursor's location and moves backwards toward the beginning of the document or database.
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As I was ignorant of the month in which Sir Percival was born, I began my backward search with the early part of the year.
Many search engines have a backward search function Plug in as address and see how many have linked to it.
WebCrawler has another feature that is useful to users with their own home pages: a backward search function, which reports on who linked to your home page so you can keep track of visitors as a marketing tool.
Users are able to start, pause, rewind, fast forward search, and fast backward search each digital video stream independently with prompt and predictable response times.
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