padding

Definitions

General English

  • noun a soft material which protects, used in dressmaking, or to make things like cushions or chairs
  • noun words added to a speech or article to make it longer

General Science

  • noun the addition of characters or digits to fill out a string or packet until it is the right length.

Computing

  • noun a character or set of digits added to fill out a string or packet until it is the right length

Electronics

  • In computers and communications, characters, such as a blank characters, which are utilized to occupy empty positions of data structures. Also called padding characters, or pad characters.
  • synonympad characters

Information & Library Science

  • noun unnecessary information put into a speech or written document to increase the length
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