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the young twigs, shoots, leaves, etc., on which certain animals feed

browse

[brau̇z]
(biology)
Twigs, shoots, and leaves eaten by livestock and other grazing animals.
To feed on this vegetation.
(computer science)
Any method for looking at information stored in a computer in a random manner, usually using a cathode-ray tube or other electronic display.
(graphic arts)
Rapid examination by means of a reader screen of the individual frames of a multi-image microform; used in searching for or processing a specific image.

browse

(1) On the Web, browse means to move from link to link to view the contents of Web pages. See Web browser.

(2) To view the contents of a file. See file viewer and graphics viewer.

(3) To view the file hierarchy on a disk. Browse is a primary function of a file manager, letting users peruse the files by name that are on the computer's drives. The browse function is also built into every Open and Save operation in an application. It allows the user to locate a file in order to open it and to select a folder in which to save a newly created file. See file manager.

(4) To view and edit a flow chart of a system created in a program specialized for visual system design.

(5) To view and edit a class hierarchy of objects in an object-oriented programming language. See object-oriented programming.
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Federal Court Searchable and of Canada browsable Canada.
We have to make our stores browsable and interesting.
And as Cisco's customers have discovered, absolutely no other ordering system beats the 24-hour, easily accessible, up-to-date, fully informed, totally browsable, no-chattering efficiency of the Web.
Out of the Blue is a browsable overview of the kinds of scenarios usually found only in science-fiction movies, giving serious futurists some tools for assessing these events.
Think of it this way: In a browsable environment such as a library, you can work your way to the right area, then browse for the things you need.
The New Windmills area has a browsable catalogue with online faxable ordering facility and extracts from books; author profiles; activity and resource material including sample worksheets to download and try in class; links to related Internet resources and a dedicated student area with competitions, the chance to write to the New Windmills' authors or request a school visit from an author.
Not forgetting, the 6 handmade shopping itineraries (2012 version already online): Select, Trendy, Creative, Bobo Chic, Ethic Ethnic and Savvy, available from January, in the Paris Shopping Book, browsable online and available to download on shoppingbyparis.
Text can be replaced by a high resolution facsimile reproduction of the sonnet from the 1609 quarto, easily browsable via the index.
Today, libraries can make books visible and browsable without having to take the risk of buying them and putting them on the shelves.
Both browsable and valuable as a reference tool, this beautifully illustrated, oversized book is recommended for all libraries looking for a comprehensive history of the triumphs and tragedies of exploration.
A model of the RIPM full-text Archive--which will be searchable and browsable through RIPM Online--has been created.