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Noun1.substring - a string that is part of a longer string
string - a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
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Given the possibility of using syntactic, rather than morphological principles to derive the order of word-internal units, prefix order can also be correctly predicted and the language family may not seem so typologically strange.
After this date, all applications will be selected at random in prefix order, starting with S and T and followed by B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.