A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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- It is advisable to to use the Keyword Only Search initially, as the Keyword & Definition Search may produce an unmanageable number of search results, particularly with common words.
- A Phrase Search may not find all the relevant entries in the dictionary — a phrase search for cab driver, for example, will not find driver, cab.
- Also, the dictionary shows some variation in word division and hyphenation of compund terms, which has implications for searching. For example cutterman is sometime spelt cutter man or cutter-man (in fact this is particularly common with terms ending in man). In such cases, searching on the terms as two separate words will also find the one-word and hyphenated forms, while the reverse is not true. It will also have the advantage of finding very similar terms such as cutter machine man. The only disadvantage is that a small number of irrelevant results will be included, where the two words belong to different terms.
- At present the search does not accept wild cards.