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Truncation

Truncation allows you to search words that begin with similar letters, but end differently. Most catalogs and databases use an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) to represent remaining letters.


Example:
  • Manufactur*
This will search manufacturing, manufacturer, manufacture, manufactures



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