placeholder

noun place·hold·er \ ˈplās-ˌhōl-dər \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of placeholder

: a symbol in a mathematical or logical expression that may be replaced by the name of any element of a set

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First Known Use of placeholder

1928

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placeholder

noun place·hold·er \ ˈplās-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of placeholder for Students

: a symbol (as x, Δ, *) used in mathematics in the place of a numeral

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