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.
noun 1. Computers. a word or other term used to electronically retrieve data, Web pages, or other information from files, databases, etc.: When you search the shopping website, ads relating to your search terms will appear along with your search results.
- Search the fucking web
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)
noun, Law. 1. a court order authorizing the examination of a dwelling or other private premises by police officials, as for stolen goods. search warrant noun 1. a written order issued by a justice of the peace authorizing a constable or other officer to enter and search premises for stolen goods, drugs, etc
noun 1. a city in central Arkansas.