Meaning of “browser” in the English Dictionary

"browser" in British English

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browsernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbraʊ.zər/ us /ˈbraʊ.zɚ/

browser noun [ C ] (PROGRAM)

B2 a computer program that makes it possible for you to read information on the internet:

a Web browser

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  • The latest version of the browser allows you to listen to the radio while you surf the net.
  • Web designers have to make sure their pages are compatible with most browsers.
  • Clicking on this link will open a new browser window.
  • You'll need a browser to navigate the Web.
  • Use the browser to view photographs downloaded from your digital camera.

(Definition of “browser” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"browser" in American English

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browsernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbrɑʊ·zər/

a special type of computer program that lets you use the Internet

(Definition of “browser” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"browser" in Business English

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browsernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbraʊzər/ us

IT a computer program that makes it possible for you to read or see information on the internet:

a Web browser
To explore our products online, you will simply need a browser and internet access.

COMMERCE a person who is looking at goods for sale in a store or on the internet but who may not intend to buy anything:

We can show you strategies that will help you turn browsers into buyers.

(Definition of “browser” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)