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search

noun [C]
 
 
/sɜːtʃ/
an attempt to find someone or something: search for sb/sth He will lead the high-profile search for a new chief executive officer. a job search
IT, INTERNET the action of looking for information on a computer or on the internet: an internet search a search service/tool search option/result/term The company makes nearly all of its profit from ads that appear alongside its search results.search for sth a search for all restaurants in the arearun a search on sb/sth I ran a search on him to see if I could find out any more.
a careful examination of a place or a person in order to find something or someone: The Serious Fraud Office raid included a search of the premises of the Jersey investment group. conduct a search
→  See also certificate of search , executive search , internal search
(Definition of search noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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