Proximity Searching

Enables searching for two or more terms that appear within a specified distance of one another.

Procedure: Place quotation marks around the terms you want to search for, followed by a tilde ~ and a number indicating the maximum number of words separating the terms.

For example:

“metabolic mechanism”~3

searches for the words metabolic and mechanism within 3 words of each other.

If a proximity operator is included inside double quotes “~” it is ignored

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