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Meaning of search

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find
           something or someone [syn: {search}, {hunt}, {hunting}]
      2: an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the
         ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
      3: an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of
         items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a
         table lookup" [syn: {search}, {lookup}]
      4: the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a
         move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
      5: boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of
      v 1: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the
           existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They
           are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
           [syn: {search}, {seek}, {look for}]
      2: search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the
         child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
         [syn: {search}, {look}]
      3: inquire into; "the students had to research the history of
         the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched
         for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are
         exploring the nature of consciousness" [syn: {research},
         {search}, {explore}]
      4: subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We
         searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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