Searching for an Exact Word

If search stemming is on, as it is by default, you can override it for an individual query term by using the exact match operator--the pound sign--to force a search for only the exact word. Variants for a term to which the operator has been appended will not be sought.


CAUTION: Do not use the exact match operator with a query term that includes wildcard operators; this causes the wildcards to be interpreted literally, rather than as variables.

This query will search only for run; variants like runs, runner, and running will not be sought.

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