A type of Search engine that submits your keyword search to other search engines, returning an agrigate. As not search engine is comprehensive, using a meta-search engine can result in a wide search being performed.
Search engines that automatically submit your keyword search to several other search tools, and retrieve results from all their databases. Convenient time-savers for relatively simple keyword searches (one or two keywords or phrases in " "). (4/99)
An internet search tool which allows you to search with multiple search engines at once.
A search tool that queries multiple search engine databases simultaneously.
a higher level search engine that displays results from multiple search engines. search.com is an example of a metasearch engine.
or meta-engine= a program that automatically searches multiple search engines at a time. Examples include www.dogpile.com and www.metacrawler.com. These can be very successful, but sometimes the results are less clear than using a single search engine like www.altavista.com
a search engine that employs the use of search engine data that is compiled into one set of results rather than just using the data from one search engine
a search engine that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and returns the results from each one
a search engine that sends user requests to several Since it is hard to catalog the entire web, the idea is that by searching All courses in the catalog wit the prefix acct
a search engine that simultaneously searches multiple databases for you
a search tool that searches the databases of other search engines and/or directories
a web site which allows you to search multiple search engines from one handy location
Metasearch engines send your query to many search tools at the same time. Some metasearch engines allow you to select which tools you wish to search. Some translate the search commands into the specific language (syntax) of each search engine. Some sort the results and eliminate duplicate hits.
A program that sends queries to multiple search engines simultaneously
A search engine that queries other search engines and then combines the results that are received from all. In effect, the user is not using just one search engine but a combination of many search engines at once to optimize Web searching.
a type of search engine that scans multiple search engines simultaneously and provides results based on the keyword(s) submitted
A search engine that submits your search terms to several search engines and provide results from each of them. Dogpile is an example of a meta-search engine. Meta-search engines submit a query to a number of search engines simultaneously and return the results to you in one sorted bunch. Your results are more comprehensive than if you'd only used one search engine. The problem with Meta-search engines is that the number of results they pull up can be overwhelming. They're good if you have a good understanding of search techniques and know how to narrow your search right off the bat. Taken from: http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/stories/main/0,5594,916609,00.html
A search engine that returns listings from two or more other search engines, instead of using its own index.