How are Multiple Connectors Processed?

If your search contains a mixture of connectors, LexisNexis® processes them in a specific order:

  1. OR
  2. AND
  3. AND NOT

If you use the same connector more than once in your search string, the connectors operate from left to right. For example, the connectors in the following search string are operated on in the manner described below:

school AND rugby OR football OR game AND injury

  1. OR has the highest priority, so it operates first and creates a unit of "rugby OR football OR game".
  2. AND, with the lowest priority, operates last and links "school" with "rugby OR football OR game".

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