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Definition of KWIC abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

KWIC

 abbreviation
abbreviation
BrE BrE//kwɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪk//
 
(computing)
 
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keyword in context (used to describe a way of displaying the results of a computer search where the word searched for is shown in the middle with text on each side) Word Origin 1950s: acronym from key word in centre.
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