Translation of placeholder in Spanish:

placeholder

cero a la derecha, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpleɪshəʊldə//ˈpleɪsˌhoʊldər/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1Mathematics
      (zero)

      cero a la derecha masculine
      • It emphasises the use of zero as a placeholder.
      • The use of zero as a placeholder was probably first developed by the Babylonians, possibly as early as 1500 BCE.

    • 1.2Mathematics
      (symbol)

      marcador de posición masculine
      • The HTML files contain placeholders for data that will be substituted in at runtime.
      • Notice how we use DBI's placeholders, shown here as a question mark in the list of VALUES, to avoid potential problems with quoted strings within our SQL query.
      • But even users of low-end databases can benefit from using placeholders because they ensure strings will be quoted correctly, even if they contain quotation marks or apostrophes.
      • With the Impress files created, I needed to replace my graphic image placeholders with the actual image.
      • Not only does this reduce the risk of someone messing with our SQL, but some database drivers will take advantage of our placeholders in subsequent queries, giving us a speed boost.

  • 2

    Linguistics
    (in sentence)
    elemento gramatical sin significado masculine
    • The it in suffice it to say is an impersonal or indefinite pronoun, one that functions as a grammatical placeholder without supplying much real meaning.
    • According to this model, readers process text in parallel at several levels of analysis, which mesh the ease of identification with the role of function words as structural placeholders.