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  1. noun Text enclosed in quotes, either single (') or double ("). The string may or may not be terminated by a matching quote; if not, the end-of-line is taken to mean end-of-string.
  2. noun Text which the verb of a command implies is quoted. "No need for the quotes, just give his name and follow it with a string". A specialised form of the previous sense.
  3. noun A series of commands, usually short, strung together using full stops, commas etc.. "Just enter a string of ZWs to get to the swamp, like this: ZW...........".

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