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Advanced search phrases and operators

You can use advanced search options on Bing to find what you're looking for in less time. Use the following symbols to quickly modify your search term or search function:
Symbol Function
+ Finds webpages that contain all the terms that are preceded by the + symbol. Also allows you to include terms that are usually ignored.
" " Finds the exact words in a phrase.
( ) Finds or excludes webpages that contain a group of words.
AND or & Finds webpages that contain all the terms or phrases.
NOT or -  Excludes webpages that contain a term or phrase.
OR or | Finds webpages that contain either of the terms or phrases.

Couple things to keep in mind:
  • By default all searches are AND searches.
  • NOT and OR operators must be capitalized.
  • Only the first 10 terms are used to get search results.
  • Some features and functionality may not be available in your country or region.
  • Term grouping and Boolean operators are supported in the following order:
  • Parenthesis ( )
  • Quotation marks " "
  • NOT + -
  • AND &
  • OR |

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