- a person or thing that finds
- a small, low-powered telescope attached to a larger one, used to locate objects for closer view with the more powerful telescope
- a person who, for a fee (finder's fee), initiates a business deal between others
- An example of a finder is a lens on a telescope.
- An example of a finder is a person who discovers a lost set of keys.
- One that finds: a finder of great hidden treasure.
- A viewfinder.
- A low-power, wide-angle telescope fixed to the body of a more powerful telescope and pointed in the same direction for initially locating an object to be observed.
finder - Computer Definition
The part of the Macintosh operating system that gives it the Mac "look and feel." It also provides file management (copy, delete, rename files) and control of the desktop icons, windows, Clipboard and Scrapbook as well as the application startup interface. The Finder resides in the System folder. See MultiFinder.
finder - Legal Definition
- The first stone was laid in April 1563; and finder the king's personal inspection the work rapidly advanced.
- It was distinguished by certain marks, and when the old Apis died a new one was sought; the finder was rewarded, and the bull underwent four months' education at Nilopolis.
- The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.
- The tube V, on the contrary, is attached to the cradle, and merely forms a support for the finder Q, the handles at f and p, and the moving ring P. The latter gives quick motion in position angle; the handles at p clamp and give slow motion in position angle, those at f clamp and give slow motion in right ascension and declination.
- Having selected the most suitable one he directs the axis of the finder to the estimated middle point between the comet and the star, turns the finder-micrometer in position angle until the images of comet and star lie symmetrically between the parallel position wires, and then turns the micrometer screw (which moves the distance-wires symmetrically from the centre in opposite directions) till one wire bisects the comet and the other the star.