Definitions for "Proximity search"
Analytical procedure to identify occurrences of predefined data elements in the neighborhood of a selected point or feature.
A search within a field or within a specified context unit where the proximity of words to one another has significance. Context can be sentences, paragraphs, or user-defined units.
A proximity search finds two words or a phrases which are located within a specified number of characters of each other. The search terms are more likely to be related and in the context that you intended you can still find a phrase or idea even when other words exist between the two terms.
a good strategy for retrieving personal names