• WordNet 3.6
    • n browser a program used to view HTML documents
    • n browser a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Browser (Computers) a computer program that permits the user to view multiple electronic documents in a flexible sequence by the process of activating hypertext “buttons” within one document, which serves as a reference to the location of related document. The term is currently (late 1990's) used mostly for programs which allow traversing hypertext paths in documents on the internet. A typical browser will permit the user to easily reverse direction, and view again documents previously accessed.
    • Browser An animal that browses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n browser One who browses. Also spelled browzer.
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In literature:

Were they just BROWSERS, harmless intellectual explorers?
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The number of browser types will be limited to 2-3 (Netscape, Microsoft and which else?).
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Intellectual lightning may strike the "browser" as he stands there book in hand before the shelf.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
Biter and Browser stopped short at the hole.
"Uncle Wiggily's Adventures" by Howard R. Garis
Again Travis blinked, brought his hand up to his head as he continued to view the browsers.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Eventually, the leader may get a strong headway, and grows beyond the reach of the browsers.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
But for Browser, the moose-calf, she pulled the tender twigs and foliage with a lavish hand.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
The fact that the goat is a browser has been made use of in clearing farms of brush and objectional weeds.
"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by C. P. Bailey
I am no more than a browser in the lush fields of philosophy.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
He's a browser, you know, not a grazer.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

He'll know that greater danger's near
Than ink on Bismarck's trousers;
That it will cost him doubly dear,
Men, horses, bovine browsers;
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

The Mozilla Foundations Firefox 2.0 release candidate 1 adds a few new features and capabilities to the open-source browser.
Microsoft and Spyglass settled their browser royalty tiff today and agreed to expand their partnership in the Web device market.
Recently became one of the first major international law firms to implement LexisNexis Total Search, a web browser-based application that expands the boundaries of the LexisNexis Total Research System.
The XMLHttpRequest object is an interface exposed by Web browsers scripting engine to perform HTTP client functionality.
Digital Domain has already integrated RV with DMX, their proprietary in-house browser for dailies, and with The Foundry's Nuke, allowing artists to render composites and review them by launching RV from the Nuke interface.
Editor's note: If you use Internet Explorer and are having trouble viewing this Storify , please try using a different browser.
Google I/O: Chrome Browser Improvements.
Researchers at Microsoft believe a network of Windows XP "honeymonkeys" can pinpoint Web sites that exploit client-side browser vulnerabilities.
NPR Oct 03, 2012 1:56 p.m. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Browser-based, no software to install PC and Mac compatible.
Get rid of harmful browser cookies with Cookie Stumbler .
NPR Nov 25, 2012 5:46 p.m. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
We're currently working to make the map viewable on more browsers and hope to have that done soon.
To access her bank account online, Marie Jubran opens a Web browser and types in her Swedish national ID number along with a four-digit password.
The fashion statement is certainly not essential (unless you want to look like John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers), but Sunglass , an online portal for browser-based collaboration, is worth a good look.

In science:

The display of these graphs will be done on the user’s web browser window.
A GRB Tool Shed
We expect to provide a user interface on the web browser that looks very much like a spreadsheet program.
A GRB Tool Shed
Any recipient may load the corresponding JAVA applet into the browser, which will then connect to the MObIT server, request for meta-data, open media data streams and eventually start the timer and the display process. Spatial and temporal placement is done with great accuracy.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
Similar to recent web browsers, the proxy can use heuristics to determine whether a mark-up character is actually part of mark-up, or should be encoded.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
The user interacts with the portal via web browser or command-line interfaces.
GRAPPA: Grid Access Portal for Physics Applications
Another issue is that MathML support is still poor with many graphical web browsers.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
The paper discusses a web browser specifically designed for the visually impaired, BrookesTalk.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This format is extremely cumbersome and difficult to read (it is basically an extension of the HTML format that web browsers use).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
With an open interface available on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, applications developed within Sky are accessible not just within the Google framework but through any visual browser that supports the Keyhole Markup Language.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
Since TellTable runs applications on a server, transmitting the “screen” via a web-browser using VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology, the satisfactory operation over dial-up lines was a pleasant surprise.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype
On the negative side, the system does not properly allow cut-and-paste from existing files local to the user's machine into the server based objects, that is, text, spreadsheets, drawings or presentations. This problem is inherent in the use of a Java applet in an Internet browser-based client.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype
The security model of the Java virtual machine does not allow cut and paste interaction with the local machine. This problem comes from the use of a web-browser interface, and is more general than our own software.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype
Another approach, which we hope to implement shortly, allows files to be imported into a special paste window that is accessible to the browser screen.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype
Users connect to the server with a standard Internet browser which supports Java applets. Currently, TellTable only runs on Linux, but the architecture supports any UNIX platform.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype
The user types the URL of the server into the browser, or clicks on an appropriate pre-prepared link, and is presented with a standard login screen requiring a username and password. Once logged in, the user sees a list of files which he/she has permission to view or edit.
TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from Technical Possibility to Operating Prototype