In computer programming, a string is traditionally a sequence of characters, either as a literal constant or as some kind of variable. The latter may allow its elements to be mutated and/or the length changed, or it may be fixed . A string is generally understood as a data type and is often implemented as an array of bytes that stores a sequence of elements, typically characters, using some character encoding. A string may also denote more general arrays or other sequence data types and structures.

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In molecular biology, STRING is a biological database and web resource of known and predicted protein-protein interactions.

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  1. A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
  2. Such a structure considered as a substance.
  3. Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
    a violin string
    a bowstring
  4. A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged.
    a string of shells or beads; a string of sausages
  5. A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
    The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
  6. A series of items or events.
    a string of successes
  7. An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
  8. A stringed instrument.
  9. The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
  10. The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (cf. no strings attached)
    no strings attached
  11. the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics
  12. cannabis or marijuana
  13. A miniature game of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.
  14. The points made in a game of billiards.
  15. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
  16. A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
  17. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
  18. An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
  19. The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
    the strings of beans
  20. A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  21. A stringcourse.


  1. To put (items) on a string.
    You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
  2. To put strings on (something).
    It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.

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