full-text search the act of searching through every word in a set of documents to retrieve information you are interested in.
This is a slow but
thorough way to use a computer to search through web pages, court
records, scholarly journals, or other...
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full-text search the act of searching through every word in a set of documents to retrieve information you are interested in.
This is a slow but
thorough way to use a computer to search through web pages, court
records, scholarly journals, or other material to retrieve items that you
are interested in.
See also BOOLEAN QUERY; SEARCH ENGINE.
function
1.
(in mathematics) a value that depends on one or more arguments in
such a way that, for any particular set of arguments, the function has
only one value.
For example, the positive real square root of a number is
a function of that number.
The sum of two numbers is a function of the
two numbers.
A function need not exist for all possible arguments; for
example, negative numbers have no (real) square roots.
2.
(in computer programming) a subprogram that acts like a mathematical function: given a particular set of argument values, the function
returns a unique result.
In C, C++, and Lisp, all procedures (subroutines) are called fun
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