Anyone want help on an English terminology question

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  1. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm a developer and I live in Italy.
    I've learnt by myself that sometimes using the wrong english term on an app can generate a lot of confusion and questions from users.

    Anyone want to help me to find the right terminology for the following ? :p

    On one of my apps there's a search bar. The search can be performed in two different ways, depending on a setting.

    The first setting, that I'm calling "full search" works this way :

    if the search term is "golf" the app could find "golf", "golfer", "montgolfier" i.e. all words that contains the search term.

    The second setting, that does not have a name yet, works this way :

    if the search term is "golf" the app could find "golf" or "golfer" but not "montgolfier" because it searches only from the start of each word.


    Anyone can suggest two compact terms to define the two settings ?
    Any help is really appreciated.

    Thank you !!

    P.S.
    I suppose someone can suggest to check what other apps use and in fact I've checked many apps but found none that has a switch to differentiate the two search kinds.
     
  2. icedmocha macrumors regular

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  3. amorya macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Xcode's find function calls the first "Contains" and the second "Starts with".
     
  4. vettori thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    ^^

    The app searches multiple words, for example if you search for "r[space]b" it could find "red ball" when it's set to search from word start. So "Starts with" is not precise, I don't want users think that it searches only from the very start of the sentence.

    Thanks
     

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