search argument


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search argument

[′sərch ‚ar·gyə·mənt]
(computer science)
The item or condition that is desired in a search procedure.
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When he clicks the Insert Word button, that word is inserted as part of the search argument. He can also combine two or more words from this list in a search argument.
The claimant went on to argue a state speech argument instead of a search argument. Id.
Searching can be done by using one or more search arguments. The operator first chooses the search arguments, and then the program prompts the operator to enter the specific search argument(s).
One might wish to retrieve only references for a date range specified in the search argument, but create from them a listing organized by descriptor.
Furthermore, the four states all saw a strong presence of search arguments that are examined here in comparison to the broader set of issues discussed below: New York (18.9% of all arguments were search arguments), Ohio (11.5%), Oregon (24.3%), and Washington (15.7%).

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