Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who holds an office or place, especially as a deputy, proxy, or appointed government official.
  • noun In a mathematical or logical expression, a symbol that may be replaced by the name of any element of a set.
  • noun In the decimal form of a number, a digit that is not significant.

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  • 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.

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  • noun a person authorized to act for another
  • noun a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

Etymologies

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place +‎ holder.

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