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search engine

noun

Simple Definition of search engine

  • : a computer program that is used to look for information on the Internet

Full Definition of search engine

  1. :  computer software used to search data (as text or a database) for specified information; also :  a site on the World Wide Web that uses such software to locate key words in other sites

1984

First Known Use of search engine

1984


SEARCH ENGINE Defined for Kids

search engine

noun

Definition of search engine

  1. :  computer software used to search data (as text or a database) for requested information




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