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[′plās‚hōl·dər]
(computer science)
A section of computer storage reserved for information that will be provided later.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If we replace the placeholders in the base and exponent with "a" and "2" respectively, the value of this mathlet will be the character "a".
Select the <<date2>> placeholder and replace it with the Date() function.
This included the succession to Windows 8x placeholders, aptly rebranded as "On Demand Sync" for the desktop client that should be available sometime in early 2017.
Series identifiers for the discontinued dataset use underscores as placeholders to complete a reference to an SIC industry group code of fewer than four digits.
While these clients may not be ready to embrace an all-encompassing plan for their future, they may be open to using placeholders to allow them an incremental implementation of a strategy.
Plans for the Highland Cross Redevelopment Area, which the development team is seeking to expand to a total of 52 acres, include 3,400 residential units (including townhouses, apartments, and affordable housing units,) 350,000 s/f of retail space (including a supermarket,) a 250-room hotel and placeholders for well-designed public parks and community facilities that all of Rutherford can enjoy.
It shows a system that is corrupt, filled with self-serving placeholders, and uninterested in individual merit.
Backup Lifecycle Management (BLM), takes advantage of the ILM archive's placeholders to keep only one copy of the file on either backup or secondary storage--but not both.
You basically insert placeholders for components and assemblies in a virtual product structure, or you can associate that structure with new or existing 2D drawings or 3D parts.
City officials agreed the practice had to end, and earlier this summer passed a ban against leaving beach umbrellas in the morning as placeholders. They ordered the police to patrol the beaches and seize any umbrella left unattended.
Chapter 1 comments, sensibly enough, that even reigning queens were thought of as placeholders in the transmission of male legitimacy, although it is hard to imagine anyone explaining this to Elizabeth.
The human figures, meanwhile, express a gnomic, diaphanous physicality that perfectly suits their function as placeholders for sensory experience--mostly we see them in flagrante, overlapping and transparent, dorky-graceful, like real love.