- a computer program that searches documents, especially on the World Wide Web, for a specified word or words and provides a list of documents in which they are found.
Origin of search engine
Also called retrieval engine.
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Examples from the Web for search engine
Danny Sullivan, a self-described “search-engine guru” and editor of Search Engine Land, says yes.It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ... Facebook
January 15, 2013
Their version of journalism is to focus on things like “keyword density” and search-engine optimization.AOL's Tricky HuffPo Marriage
February 7, 2011
- computing a service provided on the internet enabling users to search for items of interest
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