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 for browser
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Browser \Brows"er\ (brouz"[~e]r), n.
     1. An animal that browses.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Computers) a computer program that permits the user to
        view multiple electronic documents in a flexible sequence
        by the process of activating hypertext "buttons" within
        one document, which serves as a reference to the location
        of related document. The term is currently (late 1990's)
        used mostly for programs which allow traversing hypertext
        paths in documents on the internet. A typical browser will
        permit the user to easily reverse direction, and view
        again documents previously accessed.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything
           in particular
      2: a program used to view HTML documents [syn: browser, web

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      A program specifically designed to help users view and navigate hypertext,
      on-line documentation, or a database. While this general sense has been
      present in jargon for a long time, the proliferation of browsers for the
      World Wide Web after 1992 has made it much more popular and provided a
      central or default techspeak meaning of the word previously lacking in
      hacker usage. Nowadays, if someone mentions using a ?browser? without
      qualification, one may assume it is a Web browser.

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

      A program which allows a person to read
     hypertext.  The browser gives some means of viewing the
     contents of nodes (or "pages") and of navigating from one
     node to another.
     Netscape Navigator, NCSA Mosaic, Lynx, and W3 are
     examples for browsers for the web.  They act as
     clients to remote web servers.

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