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Topic: COMPUTERS

Language: Old English
Origin: spithra, from spinnan; SPIN1

spider

noun
     
spider
spi‧der [countable]
1HBI a small creature with eight legs, which catches insects using a fine network of sticky threads
2TD technical a computer program that searches the Internet for the best websites with the information you want, so that you can find it quickly [= crawler, bot; ↪ crawl the net/web]
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