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Google (verb)

Transitive verb, meaning to search for something using the Google search engine / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Owing to the dominance of the Google search engine,[1] to google has become a transitive verb.[2] The neologism commonly refers to searching for information on the World Wide Web, typically using the Google search engine.[3] The American Dialect Society chose it as the "most useful word of 2002".[4] It was added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006,[5] and to the eleventh edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in July 2006.[6]

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The act of using the Google search engine is known colloquially as googling.