Google Redefines Searches for Emerging Terms

By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2003-11-03

Newly rolled out of Google Labs, the define: search prefix deftly handles one of the most common but frustrating types of Internet search: the one whose goal is a current, accurate definition of an emerging piece of IT vocabulary. I tried the command "define: Wi-Fi" as my first example, and now Im sold. Compare the results to those produced by my previous favorite, Ill continue to use the latter when I want credible results from authoritative sources in areas where language is stable, but Im glad to have a new weapon for tracking jargons moving targets.

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