• (noun): An investigation seeking answers.
    Example: "A thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on search:

Search And Rescue
... Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger ... The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over ... These include Mountain rescue ground search and rescue, including the use of search and rescue dogs urban search and rescue in cities combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water ...
Michael Wood (historian)
... Journeys (1980), Art of the Western World, Legacy A Search for the Origins of Civilization, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Conquistadors, In Search of ... has also written a number of books on English history including In Search of the Dark Ages, The Domesday Quest, The Story of England and In Search of Shakespeare ...
Simulated Annealing - Related Methods
... Tabu search normally moves to neighbouring states of lower energy, but will take uphill moves when it finds itself stuck in a local minimum and avoids cycles by keeping a "taboo list" of solutions already seen ... Reactive search optimization focuses on combining machine learning with optimization, by adding an internal feedback loop to self-tune the free parameters of an algorithm to the ... Harmony search mimics musicians in improvisation process where each musician plays a note for finding a best harmony all together ...
Search And Rescue - Types of Search and Rescue - Ground Search and Rescue
... Ground search and rescue is the search for persons who are lost or in distress on land or inland waterways ... associated with wilderness zones, ground search and rescue services are increasingly required in urban and suburban areas to locate persons with Alzheimer's disease, autism, dementia, or other conditions ... Ground search and rescue missions that occur in urban areas should not be confused with "Urban SAR", which in many jurisdictions refers to the location and extraction of ...
Search And Rescue - Types of Search and Rescue - Urban Search and Rescue
... Urban search and rescue (US R or USAR), also referred to as Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR), is the location and rescue of persons from collapsed ... Unlike traditional ground search and rescue workers, most US R responders also have basic training in structural collapse and the dangers associated with live electrical wires, broken natural gas lines and other ...

More definitions of "search":

  • (noun): Boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas.
    Example: "Right of search"
  • (verb): Subject to a search.
    Example: "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
  • (noun): The examination of alternative hypotheses.
    Example: "His search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
  • (noun): The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
    Synonyms: hunt, hunting
  • (verb): Search or seek.
    Synonyms: look
  • (verb): Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.
    Synonyms: seek, look for
  • (noun): An operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property.
    Synonyms: lookup

Famous quotes containing the word search:

    The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    You may well ask how I expect to assert my privacy by resorting to the outrageous publicity of being one’s actual self on paper. There’s a possibility of it working if one chooses the terms, to wit: outshouting image-gimmick America through a quietly desperate search for self.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    If ever the search for a tranquil belief should end,
    The future might stop emerging out of the past,
    Out of what is full of us; yet the search
    And the future emerging out of us seem to be one.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)