Any algorithm for identifying a solution to a problem (a search problem) out of a space of potential solutions by considering several potential solutions until one is found that meets certain criteria.
See A* search, beam search, best-first search, breadth-first search, depth-first search.
- Search-and-destroy mode
Hackerism for a noninteractive search-and-replace facility in an editor, so called because an incautiously chosen match pattern can cause infinite damage. [Jargon File]
- Search and seizure
noun examination of a person’s property by law enforcement officials investigating a crime and the taking of items as potential evidence Usage Note law
- Search box
noun a box for entering text which will be used for a search in a database, on the Internet, etc.
- Search dog
noun 1. a dog trained to assist rescue workers in finding people buried under rubble by detection by smell