Finding Variations of a Word
You may use wildcard characters and truncation to search for variations of a word, making your search shorter and simpler.
Use an exclamation mark (!) to find a root word plus all the words made by adding letters to the end of it. For example, acqui! would find variations on the term acquire such as acquires, acquired, acquiring and acquisition.
Use an asterisk (*) to replace characters anywhere in a word, except the first character. Use one asterisk for each character you wish to replace.
wom*n would find woman and women
int**net would find internet and intranet
Use the asterisk to hold a space for variations in spelling at any point in a word.
p**rson would find both the ea and the ie spelling of the name
If you use asterisks at the end of a word, they do not all have to be filled, but may find up to the specified number of characters.
transplant** would find transplant, transplanted, transplanter