Definition of KWIC in English:

KWIC

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Pronunciation: /kwɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun, as modifier] Computing
  • 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.

Origin

1950s: acronym from key word in centre.

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