Search problem

A computational problem that requires identifying a solution from some, possibly infinite, solution space (set of possible solutions). E.g. “What is the millionth prime number?”. This contrasts with a decision problem which merely asks whether a given answer is a solution or not.


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    World-Wide Web, jargon (Always abbreviated STFW) A response implying that an inquirer could have easily found an answer to his question using a World-Wide Web search engine such as Google. It is now often quicker and more productive to search the World-Wide Web than to RTFM. (2003-09-11)

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    noun 1. a city in central Arkansas.

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