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Syllabification: KWIC
Pronunciation: /kwik

Definition of KWIC in English:


[as modifier] Computing
Keyword in context, denoting a database search in which the keyword is shown highlighted in the middle of the display, with the text forming its context on either side.


1950s: abbreviation.

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