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In economics, a model of the optimal decision-making of an agent facing a choice of options with random pay-offs when delay is costly. In this setting an agent is confronted with a ...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
33 words

...search 1. vb. To examine the registers maintained by the Land Registry, the Land Charges Department, or the registers of local land charges during an official search . 2. n. See power of search...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... 1. To locate a specified piece of information in a table or file ( see searching ). 2. ( find ) In word processing, to locate the next occurrence of a specified piece of text. The search string may be set to be case-sensitive or case-insensitive, and also to find the string as a whole word or when embedded in a word. The search string may include wildcards , and the scope of the search may be the entire document, the current selection ( see select ), or the text forward or backward from the cursor. There is usually a ‘search again’ or ‘search...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
76 words

...search In economics, a model of the optimal decision-making of an agent facing a choice of options with random pay-offs when delay is costly. In this setting an agent is confronted with a trade-off between the cost of delaying the choice and a potential opportunity of a better option arriving in the future. The most common applications of search theory include job search in labour economics and product search in consumer theory. See also reservation wage...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...Edinburgh Castle, staged during the Edinburgh Festival on the Castle Esplanade, with the floodlit castle as a dramatic backdrop. Search me! I’ve no idea! Don’t ask me! The expression dates from the early years of the 20th century and is of US origin. The suggestion is that one may search the speaker for the answer but it will not be found there. Body search See under body . Strip search See under strip...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...search n. A search for a target stimulus representing a conjunctive concept among a number of distractor stimuli. Compare disjunction search , feature search...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...search n. A search for a target stimulus representing a disjunctive concept among a number of distractor stimuli. Compare conjunction search , feature search...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... serendipity search A search of the Web, often using a search engine , which finds interesting material which was not the object of the search...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
14 words

...search network On AdSense , partner search engines which serve Google ads. Compare content network...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
15 words

...search widget A web search box that can be added to a webpage or...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
15 words

... spy A perpetually refreshing page that provides a real-time view of actual Web searches...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...search A search in which each item contains the means for locating the...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
32 words

...search marketer An internet marketing role which involves promoting an organization’s online presence and web traffic through search engine optimization ( SEO ) and search engine marketing ( SEM ). See also search marketing...

Google Search

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
20 words

...Google Search ( Google ) ( 1997 ) The most widely used search engine on the web. See also googling ; googlization ; PageRank ; semantic search...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...search Any method of searching a body of data structured as a tree. See breadth-first search , depth-first search...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...phrase search A search using a search engine which looks for documents that contain specific phrases or...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
38 words

...search traffic ( search engine traffic ) Visitors to a website or page who came from links on a search results page. This includes organic search traffic and paid search traffic . See also traffic types . Compare direct traffic ; referral traffic...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
54 words

...paid search ( paid inclusions , paid listings ) Website listings which appear among the top results for a particular keyword search because the search engine company was paid for this form of advertising ( paid search ads ). See also keyword buying ; negative keywords ; paid media ; paid search marketing ; paid social advertising ; search ads ; searches ; SEM ; sponsored listing...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
62 words

...semantic search Algorithmic techniques for improving the relevance of online searches by going beyond keyword matching: seeking to analyse the natural language of the search query in order to infer its contextual meaning and the searcher’s intent. An effective semantic search should be able to distinguish between different questions using the same keywords. Search engines started to use such techniques in 2008...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...natural search Where a search engine makes a search and retrieves pages based on simple criteria such as the number of links there are to a particular...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...concept search A search using a search engine which looks for documents containing words that are conceptually related to a particular word rather than looking for documents containing the word...

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