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lookup

[look-uhp]
noun
an act or instance of looking something up, as information in a reference book or an on-line database.
Also, look-up.


Origin:
1945–50 for an earlier sense; noun use of verb phrase look up

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lookup

noun
an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup" [syn: search
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