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programming A sequence of data values, usually bytes,
which usually stand for characters (a "character string").
The mapping between values and characters is determined by
the character set which is itself specified implcitly or
explicitly by the environment in which the string is being
The most common character set is ASCII but, since the late
1990s, there has been increased interest in larger character
sets such as Unicode where each character is represented by
more than eight bits.
Most programming languages consider strings (e.g.
"124:shabooya:n", "hello world") basically distinct from
numbers which are typically stored in fixed-length binary or
floating-point representation.