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metasyntactic variable

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metasyntactic variable

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metasyntactic variable ({{{1}}})
  1. (mostly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A conventional variable name used for an unspecified entity whose exact nature depends on context.
    Use metasyntactic variables like foo and bar when you need a name but the particular name doesn't matter.

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