is the use of a wild
card character or
to stand for alternate
endings attached to a stem word.
Truncation is especially useful for retrieving
the singular and plural forms of most words.
all databases support truncation, but they vary
in terms of which character is the wild card.
The two most common are ?
but database help
screens always tell you. Whichever
character is used by a database, they work the
Be sure you don't truncate too far into a word.
For instance pol?