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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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