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1 definition by shimaspawn

 
1.
A metasyntactic variable is a word that is used by programmers in place of an object, number or idea under discussion.

The most common system of metasyntactic variables is: foo, bar, baz, qux, quux, quuux...
if (foo > bar)
baz += qux

else
baz += quux
by shimaspawn December 07, 2004