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Definition: In the context of Web search, the term autofill refers to forms (such as a browser address bar, or a search engine query field) that are programmed to complete common entries once typing commences.

For example, you might be filling out a job application form at a job search engine. As you start to type in the name of the state you live in, the site "autofills" the form once it senses you have finished typing.

Related: Autospell

Alternate Spellings: auto fill, auto-fill
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