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See meteorite.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

What does it mean when you dream about finding something?

Finding an object in a dream often symbolizes discovering something in our lives—finding our sense of self-identity; finding our place. The dream might also be drawing on the meaning of common idioms, such as to “find out,” “find one’s bearings,” or “fault finding.”

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(industrial engineering)
The therblig representing the mental reaction which occurs on recognizing an object at the end of the elemental motion search; now seldom used.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(1) To search for text within the current document or Web page. Control-F in Windows and Command-F in the Mac open a search box for entering text. Pressing Enter starts the search and each subsequent press continues the search.

(2) (Find) An external DOS/Windows command that provides a "case sensitive" search for text in a file. Find is also used to locate files based on the text within the file name (see filters and pipes). Grep is the Mac/Unix/Linux counterpart to Find; however, there are third-party grep utilities for Windows as well (see grep).

The following example locates all the batch files in the current folder that contain the text XCOPY:
find "xcopy" *.bat
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The confirmation came from Mr Anirudh Suri, owner of Findable, when he announced the deal to the media saying, “we are very happy to say that Fila India has agreed to enlist their products in our portal and now every Fila product which are available in India can be found using Findable's search engine.
"We intend to find him, if he's findable, and we intend to see he's brought to justice one way or another." He also spoke about President George Bush's controversial "axis of evil" speech about Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
One way to try to break down the concept of openness is by looking at a particular item in terms of how Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable--or "FAIR"--it is.
New Delhi, India, September 01, 2013 --( Findable (website:, the biggest name in local product search in India, has added Maybelline, the famous personal care brand, to its repertoire.
Is the screen's desktop configuration intentional, and are the catalog and site search findable? Have you done some server log analysis to see if patrons are actually visiting your website, and if so, what are they doing while they are there and what are they are searching for?
"It wasn't enough to make it functional; we wanted to make the content easily findable in the total workflow."
* Strategies about making content findable. The best content is useless if it can't be found when needed.
A semantic analysis became necessary to index Arabic-language content and make it accessible and findable through online search."
Russell started by considering what is findable online and said he'd coined the word "informacy" to describe not information literacy but the literacy of information.
Companies delivering systems that allow previously unknown but important information to become findable include Symantec Corp.'s Clearwell Systems, Inc.; Recommind, Inc.; and Xerox Corp.