The simultaneous search of multiple searchable resources. A user makes a single query request which is distributed to the search engines, databases or other query engines participating in the federation. The federated search then aggregates the results that are received from the search engines for presentation to the user.


Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_search
Source: NFU - D4LS versie 0.8 van 29-10-2016 
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