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Use the following tips to maximize your search:

  • Use % for a wildcard.

  • This wildcard can take the place of any number of characters.
    • %this% will return all terms and definitions which have this contained in them, including at the beginning or end.
    • w%hat% will return all matches that start with w and have hat somewhere after. Possible matches would be white hat and what.

  • Use _ (underscore) to replace single character.

  • _ will take the place of one character.
    • A search for _ar_et would find both carpet and target, but no learjet.

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  • CaT and cat will return the same results.

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