Q. What is truncation?

Answer

Truncation is when you cut off the end of a word and input the asterisk “*” symbol in order to expand the results that you would normally get when searching for a singular work. Here is an example of a truncation search with the word education. But what happens if you want search for any word dealing with education?

For example, searching the term educat* will give you results containing:

  • educate
  • education
  • educator
  • educating, etc....

 

EX:  in Summon...

searching “education” yields : 36,227,933 results

searching “educat*” yields: 44,714,566 results

  • Last Updated Sep 07, 2018
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  • Answered By Eleanor Goldberg

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