stringy

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From string +‎ -y

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stringy (comparative stringier, superlative stringiest)

  1. Comprised of, or resembling, string or strings.
    The meat was quite stringy.
  2. (of a person) Wiry, lean, scrawny.
  3. (programming, informal) Resembling or involving text strings.
    • 2011, Randal L. Schwartz, ‎brian d foy, ‎Tom Phoenix, Learning Perl (page 56)
      The context refers to how you use an expression. You've actually already seen some contextual operations with numbers and strings. When you do numbery sorts of things, you get numeric results. When you do stringy sorts of things, you get string results.

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