String

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String

A string is a series of characters manipulated as a group. A character string differs from a name in that it does not represent anything - a name stands for some other object.

A character string is often specified by enclosing the characters in single or double quotes. For example, WASHINGTON would be a name, but 'WASHINGTON' and "WASHINGTON" would be character strings.

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See also:
String concatenators