Definition of grep
verb - ambitransitive
in a non-computing context, to search.
Could you the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom? grep This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.
Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by
WalterGR (via TheJargonFile)
on Aug 14 2009.
in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
I like GUIs because I can
them visually for what I'm looking for. grep
Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by
Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA
on Nov 10 2011.
origin Slang terms with the same meaning
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