something that marks or temporarily fills a place (often used attributively): I couldn’t find my bookmark, so I put a coaster in my book as a placeholder.We’re using placeholder art in this mock-up of the ad layout.
Mathematics, Logic. a symbol in an expression that may be replaced by the name of any element of the set.
a person who holds a government office, especially one appointed to the position in return for political support or favors.
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How to use placeholder in a sentence
One could even argue that Mother’s Day provided a superficial placeholder in lieu of policies that actually would benefit mothers.Women asked for an Independence Day. They got Mother’s Day instead. | Kimberly Hamlin | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
A good workaround is to use an image placeholder where the video would normally load.Core Web Vitals report: 28 Ways to supercharge your site | James Parsons | January 13, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
It listed a potential offering size of $1 billion, a placeholder that will likely change.Online marketplace Wish files for initial public offering | Verne Kopytoff | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
The company has included a standard $100M placeholder for the amount they intend to raise for the event, and that will almost certainly change.Vista-owned backup and recovery company Datto files to go public | Ron Miller | September 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Those numbers are not the opening prices of the stock, but rather placeholders based on private-market trading, and act as jumping-off points.
The Defense Department has set aside $79 billion for OCO for the next fiscal year, the same placeholder amount as this one.
That bill is a placeholder to get the House on record while the Senate works on the more detailed legislation, aides said.Dems: Wait for Europe Before Hitting Putin’s Wallet | Josh Rogin | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe it was being used as a placeholder and never taken out.Fact-Checking Suzanne Somers’s Claim That Obamacare is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme | Brandy Zadrozny | October 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Intended to be a placeholder, no one suspected he would do anything of consequence.
Rather than Roman numerals, this appears to be a placeholder to a reference that was not filled in.De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola