noun Date: 1936 the process or an instance of looking something up; especially the process of matching by computer the words of a text with material stored in memory

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  • lookup — look up n. (Computers) an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; as, they wrote a program to do a table lookup. Syn: search. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lookup — In computing, lookup usually refers to searching a data structure for an item that satisfies some specified property . For example, variable lookup performed by a (scripting) language interpreter, virtual machine or other similar engine usually… …   Wikipedia

  • Lookup — Das Wort Lookup (engl. to look up – „nachschlagen“) wird in folgenden Zusammenhängen verwendet: Lookup Tabelle, eine Datenstruktur zum Speichern und Abrufen von vordefinierten Werten oder Ergebnissen PLU Code (price look up code), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lookup — noun An attempt to retrieve data. My database lookup failed because I misspelled the word. See Also: look up …   Wiktionary

  • lookup — ● ►en n. m. ►NET Littéralement un Coup d œil . Sur l Internet, le nslookup sert à aller voir dans la base de données de noms de serveurs (NS, voir DNS) l adresse IP correspondant à un nom de machine (comme www.mygale.org). Le reverse lookup est l …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

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  • lookup — noun an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property (Freq. 8) they wrote a program to do a table lookup • Syn: ↑search • Hypernyms: ↑operation …   Useful english dictionary

  • lookup — /look up /, n. an act or instance of looking something up, as information in a reference book or an on line database. Also, look up. [1945 50 for an earlier sense; n. use of v. phrase look up] * * * …   Universalium

  • lookup — n. search, act of instance of looking up information (i.e. in a dictionary or database) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lookup — noun [usu. as modifier] systematic electronic information retrieval …   English new terms dictionary

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