find and replace

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a feature on a word-processor that allows a word or section of text to be located and replaced with another

Computing

  • noun a feature on a word-processor that allows certain words or sections of text to be located and replaced with others

Electronics

  • To perform a find (1) and replace the located content with other content. For example, to find instances where the word delay appears within a document, and to put the phrase time delay in its place for one or more occurrences. Its abbreviation is find & replace. Also called search and replace.
  • abbreviationfind & replace
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