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English definition of “harvest”

harvest

verb [T]     /ˈhɑːvɪst/
INTERNET, MARKETING to collect information about people, products, companies, etc. from the internet using a search engine (= a program that searches for particular words in documents on websites): In computer jargon, search engines use robotic spiders - special software programs - that crawl continuously along the myriad trails of the World Wide Web, harvesting documents as they go.
ENVIRONMENT to collect a natural resource in order to use it effectively: Harvesting rainwater offers many advantages: it conserves municipal and well water and it is free.
(Definition of harvest verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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