Definitions

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  • n. A search technology that uses the results from a number of traditional search engines.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ search (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thagoo for tag metasearch thagoo - meta-search for social bookmark sites, EdTech Post, 29May07

    Internet News: Tagging Archives

  • Another comparison-shopping tool comes from so-called metasearch sites, such as Kayak. com and Live Search Farecast.

    Tangled Web:

  • Disaggregating fare aggregators 2009: Which airfare comparison sites are the best? this site reviewed the then-burgeoning field of airfare aggregators, also known as metasearch sites.

    Upgrade: Travel Better

  • LibraryFind is best classified as a metasearch engine.

    Disruptive Library Technology Jester

  • Mentioned at Pandia Search Meceoo, a new kind of metasearch engine Jan 19, 2004

    Internet News: Metasearch Archives

  • Ez2find used to be excellent - and still has nice features - but the 'metasearch' only used DMOZ and MSN.

    Internet News: Metasearch Archives

  • Considering that Google officially prohibits using their results in any kind of metasearch engine, I do wonder how he gets away with it. reply

    TalkDigger 2.0

  • There are some travel insurance "metasearch" sites around that are worth checking out if you want to compare multiple policies and prices.

    The Cranky Flier

  • On one level Loki is a kind of a local "metasearch" engine, aggregating local content and tools in a single place.

    Search Engine Watch Blog

  • Using a "metasearch" technology, Science. gov 2.0 brings the 30 largest of these databases together and makes them searchable via a single query.

    U.S. Department of Energy - Press Releases

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