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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.


or &

Finds webpages that contain all the terms or phrases.


or -

Excludes webpages that contain a term or phrase.

OR or |

Finds webpages that contain either of the terms or phrases.


  • By default, all searches are AND searches.

  • You must capitalize the NOT and OR operators. Otherwise, Bing will ignore them as stop words, which are commonly occurring words and numbers that are omitted to speed a full-text search.

  • Stop words and all punctuation marks, except for the symbols noted in this topic, are ignored unless they are surrounded by quotation marks or preceded by the + symbol.<

  • Only the first 10 terms are used to get search results.

  • Term grouping and Boolean operators are supported in the following preferred order:

    • parentheses ()

    • quotation marks ""

    • NOT + -

    • AND &

    • OR |

  • Because OR is the operator with lowest precedence, enclose OR terms in parentheses when combined with other operators in a search.

  • Some features and functionality described here may not be available in your country or region.