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finder

[fahyn-der] /ˈfaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that finds.
2.
Photography.
  1. a range finder.
  2. Also called viewfinder. a camera part or attachment enabling a photographer to determine what will be included in the picture.
3.
Astronomy. a small, wide-angled telescope attached to a larger one for locating objects to be studied.
4.
a person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction.
Origin of finder
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English findere. See find, -er1
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finder

/ˈfaɪndə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that finds
2.
(physics) a small low-power wide-angle telescope fitted to a more powerful larger telescope, used to locate celestial objects to be studied by the larger instrument
3.
(photog) short for viewfinder
4.
(informal) finders keepers, whoever finds something has the right to keep it
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finder in Technology
operating system
The part of the Macintosh Operating System and GUI that simulates the desktop. The multitasking version of Finder was called "MultiFinder" until multitasking was integrated into the core of the OS with the introduction of System 7.0 in 1990.
(2005-03-18)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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