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The process of laying out text in an abstract way using simple lines or dots in order to gain a feel of how it would look on a page, either a textual page or a Web page. It can also describe the process of displaying a page using random words which have been cut and pasted and then replicated. The term is used in the printing trade and has been adopted by Web designers. It is sometimes used as a verb. See also lorem ipsum.

Subjects: Computing.

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