[syn: finder, viewfinder, view finder]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Finder \Find"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a
small telescope of low power and large field of view,
attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding
an object more readily, called also a finder telescope
or finder scope.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. (Micros.) A slide ruled in squares, so as to assist in
locating particular points in the field of vision.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who comes upon something after searching
2: someone who is the first to observe something [syn: finder,
3: optical device that helps a user to find the target of
interest [syn: finder, viewfinder, view finder]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
The part of the Macintosh Operating
System and GUI that simulates the desktop. The
multitasking version of Finder was called "MultiFinder"
until multitasking was integrated into the core of the OS
with the introduction of System 7.0 in 1990.