a person or thing that finds.
Also called viewfinder. a camera part or attachment enabling a photographer to determine what will be included in the picture.
Astronomy. a small, wide-angled telescope attached to a larger one for locating objects to be studied.
a person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction.

1250–1300; Middle English findere. See find, -er1 Unabridged
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finder (ˈfaɪndə)
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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Computing Dictionary

Finder definition

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.
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Example sentences
If it turns out to be scientifically important, the center will register it,
  and the fossil's finder retains ownership.
In this age of innovation, even more important than being an effective problem
  solver, is being a problem finder.
If your house keys are lost, you certainly don't want the finder to know where
  you live.
Science is a fact finder, not a platform for developing a new government.
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