metasearch

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meta- +‎ search

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metasearch ‎(uncountable)

  1. (computing, Internet) A search technology that uses the results from a number of traditional search engines.
    • 2008 June 28, Michelle Higgins, “Spate of Changes in Airline Industry Heightens the Need to Plan Ahead”, in New York Times[1]:
      You can also use a metasearch site like Kayak.com to get a snapshot of available flight alternatives.

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