When using Google to perform a search you can use what is called “qualifiers” (or common search techniques). One such qualifier that I often use is the word “define”. For example, let’s find the definition of the word “cognitive”.
Go to Google Search and type in the box the following:
Then, hit “Enter” on your keyboard to get the result(s) or definition for “cognitive”.
If you notice there is no space between the qualifier “define” and “cognitive”. They are separated by a colon (:). You can also leave out the colon, but I have gotten into the habit of using the colon due that I use other qualifiers.
Here are examples of other qualifiers or common search techniques – click here.