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English definition of “Boolean search”

Boolean search

noun [C] uk   /ˌbuː.liənˈsɜːtʃ/ us    /-ˈsɜːrtʃ/ specialized
in computer science, a method of searching using words such as 'and', 'not', and 'or'Computer programming and software
(Definition of Boolean search from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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