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Proximity operators

Proximity operators specify the number of words allowed between the keywords you want to find in your search.  Broadly, if you search for keywords within 5 words of each other those words are likely to be in the same sentence and within 10 words in the same paragraph.  Keywords that are in close proximity will have a more specific meaning than those in loose proximity to each other.

Guide to proximity operators

Guide in Microsoft Word.  Click to download.

Proximity operators - YouTube

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Proximity operators - Vimeo