SearchSearching is the act of trying to find something or someone. One can distinguish
- searching for something that is known to exist, such as an object that a poorly-organized person has stored, or that someone has lost, or a missing person, such as a child that has run away or a victim of crime, an accident or a disaster
- searching for something or somebody, not knowing whether it exists, e.g., exploring for unknown regions, for oil, gas, coal, ores, water, etc., searching for a lover, searching for a text string in a document, or searching a person to determine whether they are carrying a weapon or have committed a theft.
- Search engine