web crawler

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • (written as Web crawler)
    A program which searches Web sites and organizes the located information. Also spelled WebCrawler. Also called Web spider, crawler, spider (1), or bot (2).
  • synonymWeb wanderer
    (written as Web crawler)
  • synonymWeb spider
    (written as Web crawler)

Media Studies

  • noun a computer program used to search through pages on the World Wide Web for documents containing a specific word, phrase or topic
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