Definition of Placeholder

1. Noun. A person authorized to act for another.

Exact synonyms: Procurator, Proxy
Generic synonyms: Agent



2. Noun. A symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set.
Generic synonyms: Variable

Definition of Placeholder

1. Noun. Something used or included temporarily or as a substitute for something that is not known or must remain generic; that which holds, denotes or reserves a place for something to come later. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placeholder

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placeholder

placeable
placeables
placebic
placeblog
placeblogs
placebo
placebo effect
placebo effects
placeboes
placebolike
placebos
placed
placeful
placegetter
placegetters
placeholder (current term)
placeholders
placekick
placekicked
placekicker
placekickers
placekicking
placekicks
placeless
placelessly
placelessness
placeman
placemat
placemats
placemen

Literary usage of Placeholder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS 9.1 Output Delivery System: User's Guide by SAS Institute (2004)
"Its name serves as a placeholder for the value that is supplied to the data ... passed to ODS to substitute for the placeholder in the table definition when ..."

2. Readers' Theater, Grade 2 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Evan-Moor (DST), Ginny Hall, Don Robison (2003)
"Zero /sa very important placeholder in our number system. /4s students combine digits to create numbers, they realize that zero is a must! ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"SAS uses this placeholder for reporting processing information to the SAS log. It must conform to the same rules as a fileref. ..."

4. SAS(R) Component Language 9.1:: Reference, Volumes 1 and 2 by SAS Institute (2004)
"If you want to specify a value for sel-order, exclude, or select, then specify ' ' as a placeholder for this argument. Type: Character sel-order is an ..."

5. SAS High-Performance Forecasting 2.2: User's Guide (2006)
"The season length can be any integer larger than or equal to 2, or it can be "s", indicating a placeholder that will be substituted later with an ..."

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