Search Query Operators

Because searching can be very complex and can use several different operators, there needs to be a way to evaluate expressions unambiguously. This is done through the use of operator precedence, which is a way of specifying which operators and expressions are evaluated first, second, and so on. In the list below, the precedence of the operators is from first to last.

  • not
  • -
  • +
  • field operators
  • adj
  • before/#
  • near/#
  • and
  • or

To learn how to use these search operators in your own searches check out this website.

How to use boolean operators