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English definition of “search engine”

search engine

noun [C]    
a computer program that finds information on the internet by looking for words that you have typed inInternet terminology and abbreviations
(Definition of search engine noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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