Generally, string is a thin piece of fibre which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects. String can be made from a variety of fibres. You can get different kinds, twine for example. The term has more specific meanings, within certain academic disciplines.
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In computer science, a string is a sequence of certain entities; these are, for example, tokens in a language grammar, states in automata, representations of DNA, characters (literal string) or bits (binary string).
A string is a vibrating cord of metal, nylon, gut or other substance that vibrates to produce a tone in a variety of musical instruments. Strings can also refer to the section of an orchestra or band consisting in stringed instruments. See string instrument.