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1[mass noun], [usually as modifier] The action of systematic electronic information retrieval.
- ‘For performance tuning it is possible with servlets to cache common data (such as database queries) in memory to avoid unnecessary and costly database lookups.’
- ‘Allowing the network to have dynamic members while ensuring that storage and lookups still function properly certainly is an improvement to our design.’
- ‘This makes lookups faster, he said, which means the databases can be larger and more comprehensive.’
- ‘The server is set up to send a malformed response to DNS lookups.’
- ‘Other connection filtering techniques include reverse lookups, verifying computer names and verifying the from email address.’
- 1.1 A facility for lookup:‘dictionary with fast phonetic lookup’
- ‘This facilitated a quick lookup of parental data given a genotype but did not allow a more complete description of the parental pedigree.’
- ‘The Advanced Phonetic Lookup on the Record Details page allows you to perform various types of searches against the database using predefined combinations of fields as criteria.’
- ‘With an Internet connection available, then the integral CDDB lookup facility will quickly fill in the Artist, Title, Album, etc. from its database.’
- ‘In addition to that, it may be used in practical applications, such as interactive grammatical lookup and intelligent dictionaries, spell checkers, etc.’
- ‘But wireless carriers outside Europe have not offered that latter option for Internet services such as games, directory lookup or other content until recently.’
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