noun \ˈbra-zər\

: a person who looks at the things being sold in a store to see if there is something worth buying : a person who browses

: a computer program that is used to find and look at information on the Internet

Full Definition of BROWSER

:  one that browses
:  a computer program used for accessing sites or information on a network (as the World Wide Web)

Examples of BROWSER

  1. There were a few browsers in the bookstore.

First Known Use of BROWSER


Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Software that allows a computer user to find and view information on the Internet. The first text-based browser for the World Wide Web became available in 1991; Web use expanded rapidly after the release in 1993 of a browser called Mosaic, which used “point-and-click” graphical manipulations. Such Web browsers interpret the HTML tags in downloaded documents and format the displayed data according to a set of standard style rules. Netscape Navigator became the dominant Web browser soon after its release in 1994; Microsoft's Internet Explorer was introduced a year later and has become widespread.


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