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seeker

[see-ker] /ˈsi kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that seeks.
2.
Rocketry.
  1. a device in a missile that locates a target by sensing some characteristic of the target, as heat emission.
  2. a missile equipped with such a device.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see seek, -er1
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  • Asylum seekers should have to wait in camps for the decisions on their asylum requests.
Word Origin and History for seekers

seeker

n.

early 14c., agent noun from seek. The religious sect of the Seekers is attested from 1645.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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