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browser

[brou-zer]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that browses.
  2. Also called Web browser. Digital Technology. a software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web.
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Related formsnon·brows·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for browser

browser

noun
  1. a person or animal that browses
  2. computing a software package that enables a user to find and read hypertext files, esp on the Internet
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for browser

n.

1845, "animal which browses," agent noun from browse (v.). In the computer sense by 1982.

The first browser was invented at PARC by Larry Tesler, now a designer at Apple Computer. Tesler's first Smalltalk browser was a tree-structured device. It enabled programmers to hunt quickly for items in a Smalltalk dictionary. ["InfoWorld" magazine, vol. v., no. 4, Jan. 24, 1983]
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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

browser in Science

browser

[brouzər]
  1. A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks. Entering a website's URL in the address window of a browser will bring up that website in the browser's main window.
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browser in Culture

browser

See Web browser.

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