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- n. the act of checking some sequence of tokens for the presence of the constituents of a pattern
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A technique in automated data analysis, usually performed on a computer, by which a group of characteristic properties of an unknown object is compared with the comparable groups of characteristics of a set of known objects, to discover the idenity or proper classification of the unknown object.
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