Meaning of “search engine” in the English Dictionary

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(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 computer program used for finding specific information 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 computer program that finds information 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 search engine and see what results come up.

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