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Tool to find a word by patterns, word search either to solve a substitution, or to solve a crossword-like game.

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Word Pattern Search

Word Search with Pattern

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What is a word pattern search? (Definition)

Searching by word pattern is an ambiguous notion, dCode offers 2 modes:

— (1) Desubstitution: the pattern of letters describes a mono-alphabetic substitution.

Example: The ABBA pattern allows you to find all the 4-letter words having the first letter identical to the last letter and a pair of 2 identical letters in the middle (but different from the first and last letter and not necessarily an A or a B'), like the word NOON.

Example: The pattern -A-A- indicates a word of 5 letters with the 2nd and the 4th identical letter (not necessarily an A) the other letters (- = unknown) can be any letter. Words like COCOA or SEVEN match the pattern.

— (2) Crosswords: the letter pattern describes the state of a Crossword

Example: The pattern -E-E-E indicates a 6 letter word with an E in 2nd, 4th and 6th position (such as DELETE, SEVERE, etc.)

How to search for a word ciphered using mono-alphabetical substitution?

From a cipher word (idiomorph), the unsubstitution consists in analyzing the distribution of the letters and especially the position of the repeated letters. Long words (from 9-10 letters) have a rather unique fingerprint.

Example: The pattern LWZLMOMWMOGF can correspond to the word SUBSTITUTION

This approach only works for monoalphabetic substitutions and for an existing word in the dictionary.

How to search for a word using known letters positions?

From the position of certain letters in a word, a dictionary search is possible. This is typically intended for lovers of crosswords (players or makers) and similar word games.

Example: The pattern -N-G-A- may lead to the word 'ANAGRAM'

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Word Pattern Search on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2024-07-18, https://www.dcode.fr/word-pattern-search

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