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Synonyms for overture

Synonyms for overture

a preliminary action intended to elicit a favorable response

Synonyms for overture

orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

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something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

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Analysis of results (Table 1) reveals that overlap is comparatively greater between Altavista and Hotbot (A n H), followed by Google and Hotbot (G n H), and Hotbot and Scirus (H n S).
With "Voces Inocentes," the mix involved director Luis Mandoki inviting Altavista to read the script--the true story of a boy caught up in the El Salvador Civil War.
Overture acquired the business in connection with its acquisition of AltaVista in April.
AltaVista indexes PDF documents in addition to MP3/audio, video and directory files, among others.
Third place is taken by MSN Search with 9.4% followed by AOL Search with 3.5%, Terra Lycos with 3.0%, Altavista with 2.4% and Ixquick with 1.7%.
Version 3.0 of the search machine entry software is used to make automatic entries to the AltaVista search engine.
The search engine AltaVista has its own translation service called Babelfish (http://world.
THE latest top 10 list of websites compiled by AltaVista begs the question: "What were these surfers hoping to find?" The weekly list from the search engine shows the most typed in term was "sex", which came top - but it was closely followed by the symbol "?".
Investigate having AltaVista's Internet Search Service as a tool that delivers search results without leaving your site (www.altavista.com/sites/services).
This revised and expanded edition describes common search features and options and then profiles eight leading search engines: AltaVista, Excite, Fast Search, Google, HotBot, Lycos, Northern Light, and Yahoo.