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Meaning of “search engine” in the English Dictionary

"search engine" in British English

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search enginenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​computerprogram that ​findsinformation on the internet by ​looking for words that you have ​typed in
(Definition of search engine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"search engine" in American English

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search enginenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜrtʃ ˌen·dʒən/
a ​computerprogram used for ​findingspecificinformation on theinternet
(Definition of search engine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"search engine" in Business English

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search enginenoun [C]

uk   us   IT, INTERNET
a ​computerprogram that ​findsinformation on the ​internet by looking for words that you have ​typed in a ​box on the ​screen: Start by ​typing the ​name of the ​company into your ​searchengine and see what ​results come up.
(Definition of search engine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “search engine”
in Chinese (Simplified) 搜索引擎…
in Turkish bilgisayar arama motoru…
in Russian система поиска (в Интернете)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搜尋引擎…
in Polish przeszukiwarka…
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