Wildcards and Truncation

To search variations of a word

  • Use a symbol at the end of a word to replace any number of letters (truncation).
  • Use 1 or more symbols within a word to replace 1 or more letters (wildcard)

    Use enough of a root word not to confuse the computer. Using opera* to search for operations retrieves opera, operant, operable etc.

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