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See meteorite.

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.”

find

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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.

Find

(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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