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Proximity Operators

Databases or search engines use different symbols as proximity operators.  Use the HELP screen to determine how to use Proximity Operators
For Example:
ford3_new.jpg (3688 bytes) searches for ford within 5 words of dividend
ford4_new.jpg (3770 bytes) searches the word ford within the same sentence as the word dividend
ford5.jpg (3858 bytes) searches the word ford within the same paragraph as the word dividend
ford6.jpg (3866 bytes) searches for ford 3 words adjacent to dividend
ford7.jpg (3810 bytes) searches for ford 3 words near dividend
Be sure to check the help screen of the database or search engine you're using for the correct symbol.
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