search engine


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n search engine a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
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In literature:

Presently the engineer hurried on deck in search of the captain.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
At length he gave up the search, and stopped the engine.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
The sound of a distant automobile engine became audible, and the searching man mumbled a curse.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
His gaze was turned on the engineer, whose vigorous mind was searching only one side of the task before them.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Retracing his way, the engineer, after a careful search, found the opening and passed into the river.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
Next, order the seamen and engine-tenders aft and search them.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
The Engineer officer took no part in the search.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
As the big engine came lumbering up to a standstill she gave me one quick and searching look.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
When they arrived at Riverton the young engineer made a search for both Archie and the disguised impostor.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The engine would have broken down just the same if I hadn't been searching the river for you.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers

In news:

In a single Google doodle, the search engine somehow captured both of Les Paul's incredible contributions to modern music: The solid-body electric guitar, shown in the look and sound of today's Google logo.
Too short and our clients' search engines can't index the post properly.
During a presentation Tuesday at the OReilly Emerging Technology Conference here, CEO Jeff Bezos introduced a new feature for that lets other search engines syndicate their search services to the site.
Indexing & Search Engine: Google April Fools' Day 2011 Includes Teleportation , Chromercise.
Writing Search Engine Optimization Copy for the Tower of Babel .
Both McAfee and Trend Micro are warning about a recent bump in the use of SEO (search engine optimization) abuse as a tool in the spread of malware.
Search Engine Strategies NYC '09: Top twitterer Guy Kawasaki explains how to use the microblogging site for marketing, and why "nobodies are the new somebodies".
Google Inc's talks to buy ITA Software, an airline IT and services provider, has travel executives worried that the search engine giant could wield too much power in their industry.
Query recommendation is considered an effective assistant in enhancing keyword based queries in search engines and Web search software.
To find the URL for a particular company, your best bet is to enter the company name in a search engine.
Old Search Engine Results Page.
An excerpt from The Google Story, David A Vise 's biography of the world's most-popular search engine company.
The success of Chinese search engine Baidu, one of the world's 10 most popular websites, and its youthful chairman Robin Li is an international business news story covered daily.
Many of these terms are likely to be forbiddden on many different types of Internet services in China, including search engines.
Google's search engine appears to ignore the holiday.

In science:

Silvestrov, The Mathematics of Internet Search Engines, (2007) Preprint: Submitted to ACTA Appl.
C*-Algebras Generated by Partial Isometries
Currently, the paper does not appear on MathSciNet; the only reference to it by internet search engines appears on Zentralblatt Math.
Contact Geometry of Hyperbolic Equations of Generic Type
This is in contrast with web search engines, where users are mostly searching for speci fic information.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
The work reported was initiated during the program Mathematics of Know ledge and Search Engines held at IPAM in the fall of 2007.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
He heard about the Travel Search Engine and plans to use it to organize his trip.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine