Definition of lookup in English:

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lookup

Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkʌp/

noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier]
1The action of systematic electronic information retrieval.
Example sentences
  • Other connection filtering techniques include reverse lookups, verifying computer names and verifying the from email address.
  • For performance tuning it is possible with servlets to cache common data (such as database queries) in memory to avoid unnecessary and costly database lookups.
  • This makes lookups faster, he said, which means the databases can be larger and more comprehensive.
1.1A facility for lookup: dictionary with fast phonetic lookup
More example sentences
  • With an Internet connection available, then the integral CDDB lookup facility will quickly fill in the Artist, Title, Album, etc. from its database.
  • But wireless carriers outside Europe have not offered that latter option for Internet services such as games, directory lookup or other content until recently.
  • This facilitated a quick lookup of parental data given a genotype but did not allow a more complete description of the parental pedigree.

Words that rhyme with lookup

hook-up

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