search and replace



  • noun a feature on word-processors which allows the user to find certain words or phrases, then replace them with another word or phrase


  • To perform a search (2) 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 search & replace. Also called find and replace.
  • synonymsearch & replace

Information & Library Science

  • noun a facility on a word processor which allows the user to find words or strings of characters and change them