search engine

  

Definition

Computer program that searches databases and internet sites for the documents containing keywords specified by a user. Some search engines allow inclusion of Boolean operators (see Boolean search) such as 'And,' 'Or,' 'Not,' that make a search specific and faster.

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  • Thanks to modern search engines like Google, people are able to find almost any information they want with efficiency that would have been unimagined a generation ago.

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  • When Paul needs to look up information on a subject he prefers the search engine Google over Yahoo because it gives more responses.

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  • Earlier today I was wondering when John F Kennedy was born, so I used an online search engine to figure out the answer.

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