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  • n  the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  • n  an investigation seeking answers
    a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    the outcome justified the search
  • n  an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
  • n  the examination of alternative hypotheses
    his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful
  • n  boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas
    right of search
  • v  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
  • v  search or seek
  • v  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
  • v  subject to a search
    The police searched the suspect
    We searched the whole house for the missing keys

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    Through this agreement with Yahoo, we will create more innovation in search, better value for advertisers and real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company,Ballmer said.
  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    I am not vetting my VP search committees for their mortgages,Obama said in St. Louis, Missouri. "This is a game that can be played -- everybody, you know, who is anybody who is tangentially related to our campaign, I think, is going to...
  • Shami Chakrabarti in The Guardian
    Shami Chakrabarti, director of the human rights group Liberty, said: "Liberty welcomes the end of the infamous section 44 stop and search power that criminalised and alienated more people than it ever protected. We have argued against it for 10...

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