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Radio and Television. A facility by which a receiver or tuner can automatically scan a range of frequencies or channels and locate ones at which there is a strong signal.
2A facility by which a tape machine or disc player can automatically locate a desired portion of a recording.
Computing. A program that performs a search automatically; a search carried out by such a program.
1940s. From auto- + search.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.