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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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