1. Niz znakova, grupa slova. Iako ljudi grupe slova nazivaju rčeima, za računare to su nizovi. Vrsta promenljive, suprotna vrednostima ili brojevima. Nizovi sadrže tekst u kome se mogu naći slova, brojevi, simboli, razmaci i drugi znakovi. Nizovi se često ograđuju navodnicima.
2. Vrsta promenljive u programskom jeziku koja sadrži niz znakova a ne numeričku vrednosti.
A set of characters treated as a unit and interpreted by a computer as text rather than numbers. A character string can contain any sequence of elements from a given character set, such as letters, numbers, control characters, and extended ASCII characters. Also called: string. See also ASCII, control character, extended ASCII.
A data structure composed of a sequence of characters usually representing human-readable text.
In computing, a group of characters manipulated as a single object by the computer. In its simplest form a string may consist of a single letter or word—for example, the single word smith might be established as a string for processing by a computer. A string can also consist of a combination of words, spaces, and numbers—for example, 33 high street anytown allshire could be established as a single string.
Most high-level languages have a variety of string-handling functions. For example, functions may be provided to read a character from any given position in a string or to count automatically the number of characters in a string.