SELF-TERMINATING SEARCH By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 A search that will end as soon as the target is found. Compare it with the exhaustive search. SELF-TERMINATING SEARCH: "A self-terminating search will end as soon as a thing searched for has been found." Related Psychology Terms BRUTE FORCE SERIAL SEARCH BRUTE FORCE BRITISH MUSEUM ALGORITHM SEARCH ASYMMETRY VARIED MAPPING DEPTH-FIRST SEARCH POP-OUT VISUAL SEARCH ENDOGENOUS CUE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-TERMINATING SEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-terminating-search/ (accessed May 18, 2021).