The BIG Technical Jargon Guide

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Search engine

What is a search engine?

A search engine is a website or online tool that helps you find information on the internet. It works by indexing and cataloguing web pages and other online content so that it can be searched and retrieved by users.

When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, it looks through its database of indexed pages and returns a list of results that are relevant to your query. The search engine uses complex algorithms and ranking factors to determine which pages are the most useful and relevant to your search.

The most popular search engines are Google & Bing and they can be used for a variety of purposes, such as finding information on a particular topic, researching products or services, or looking up directions or maps. It's probably how you ended up on

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