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 for search engine
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  search engine
      n 1: a computer program that retrieves documents or files or
           data from a database or from a computer network (especially
           from the internet)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  search engine
  
      A remotely
     accessible program that lets you do keyword searches for
     information on the Internet.  There are several types of
     search engine; the search may cover titles of documents,
     URLs, headers, or the full text.
  
     A list of search engines
     http://cuiwww.unige.ch/meta-index.html#MISC)">(http://cuiwww.unige.ch/meta-index.html#MISC), Centre
     Universitaire d'Informatique at the University of Geneva
  
     (1995-11-28)
  

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