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English definition of “string”

string

noun [C] (COMPUTING)    /strɪŋ/ specialized
a usually short piece of text consisting of letters , numbers , or symbols that is used in computer processes such as searching through large amounts of information : If you type in the search string ' ing ', the computer will find all the words containing ' ing '.Computer concepts
(Definition of string noun (COMPUTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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