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placeholder

[′plās‚hōl·dər]
(computer science)
A section of computer storage reserved for information that will be provided later.
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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".
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.
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.
ILM solutions create a pointer or placeholder for every file moved to secondary storage.
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.
At this point, however, the terms "Cognitor" and "XYZ" are both being used as placeholders to describe the new global business credential.
Oh, how the Bruins wish this were Week 3 instead of Weak 2, when a third of their starters are serving Parking-Gate suspensions and their running backs and placeholders are in the two-deep on defense.
OneDrive placeholders are set to make a comeback with the Redstone 2 update.
Placeholders showed everything stored in your OneDrive account in the Windows 8.
The CIP budget for the project includes $100,000 for planning in FY 15/16 and construction cost placeholders of $1 million per year in FY 20/21 through FY 22/23.
Office 11 includes WordPerfect[R] word processing with the classic strengths of file sharing, and the Reveal Codes function that displays all formatting, along with enhanced document mapping, multiple placeholders, and improved outlines.