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web scraping

[web skrey-ping] /ˈwɛb ˌskreɪ pɪŋ/
noun, Digital Technology.
the extraction and copying of data from a website into a structured format using a computer program: Hackers pose a threat with techniques like web scraping.
Our search engine uses web scraping to index sites.
Also called web data extraction, web harvesting.
Origin of web scraping
First recorded in 2000-05
Related forms
web scraper, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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