Definition of lookup in English:


Line breaks: look¦up
Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkʌp


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
  • 1The action of systematic electronic information retrieval.
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    • 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
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    • 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.

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