browser

[ brou-zer ]
/ ˈbraʊ zər /

noun

a person or thing that browses.
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 internet: You may need to pause internet security features and refresh the page in your web browser to play the embedded videos.

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Origin of browser

browse + -er1; def. 1 was first recorded in 1680–90, and def. 2 in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM browser

non·brows·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for browser

browser
/ (ˈbraʊzə) /

noun

a person or animal that browses
computing a software package that enables a user to find and read hypertext files, esp on the Internet
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Scientific definitions for browser

browser
[ brouzər ]

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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Cultural definitions for browser

browser

See Web browser.

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