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search engine

Syllabification: search en·gine

Definition of search engine in English:

noun

Computing
A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.
Example sentences
  • Google was not the first search engine on the Internet, but it has been the most successful one by far.
  • If you type the Latin plant name into a good search engine on the internet, you may find additional tips.
  • Again it looks as if many internet users are more than happy to use the search engine that their service provider provides.

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