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Definition of "parsing" []

  • To assign constituent structure to (a sentence or the words in a sentence) (verb)
  • (of a word or linguistic element) to play a specified role in the structure of a sentence (verb)
  • To analyse the source code of a computer program to make sure that it is structurally correct before it is compiled and turned into machine code (verb)
  • Present participle of parse. (verb)

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  • A parse operation. (noun)

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Use "parsing" in a sentence
  • "His blog has become a kind of independent clearing house for information on the Norsigian drama, and he has been taking a lead in parsing out the truth about the glass plates, "snapping and snarling," as he puts it, over all the claims and counter-claims that have contributed to the "deepening mystery" (as per Britain's Mail Online) surrounding them."
  • "That was not a thin parsing but an accurate reading."
  • "April 2nd, 2010 at 11: 52 am tombaker says: so far Tentherloo/HCR, with all its droll Constitutional hairsplitting and poll-parsing, is by far the most tedious and boring of all the - loos."
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