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 for $1
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  1 \1\ adj.
     1. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; --
        representing the number one as an Arabic numeral.
     Syn: one, i, ane
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (20 July 2014) :

      The first positional parameter in shell
     programming and related languages.  Occurrences of $1 are
     replaced by the first actual argument provided by the user
     when the shell script is run.  $2 is replaced by the second
     argument, and so on up to $9.
     You may have arrived at this entry by following a URL like
     "http://foldoc.org?$1", which is actually a template used to
     generate pointers to FOLDOC definitions by replacing "$1" with
     the term to be defined, e.g. in a wiki interwiki map.

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