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Truncation

Truncation allows you to search the root form of a word with all its different endings.

By truncating a word, you broaden your search and ensure that you retrieve all items containing a form of the root word.

bank* will retrieve
bank bank
bank banks
bank banking
bank bankers
bank bankruptcy
Databases and Web search engines use different symbols to truncate. Check HELP for using for the correct truncation symbol.

bank

*

bank

!

bank

#

bank

$

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