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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.