Definition of placeholder
: a symbol in a mathematical or logical expression that may be replaced by the name of any element of a set
Recent Examples of placeholder from the Web
In addition, Pritzker would have been viewed as a placeholder serving for two years until the 2010 election.
The name was even more delicious than the venture's placeholder moniker, NewCo., which the online world had changed to Clown Co.
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First Known Use of placeholder
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Definition of placeholder for Students
: a symbol (as x, Δ, *) used in mathematics in the place of a numeral
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