Operator

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈɑpəˌreɪtər/

Definition

Symbols which can be combined with words and phrases to refine queries in programming and web search.

Helpful and commonly used search operators include +, -, |, and *. + adds a term that must be found by the search, - subtracts items that have the following term from the search, | works as an "or" between two terms, and * is a wild card. Different systems can have different operator which perform more specific tasks.

Category

Technology

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