• (RP) IPA: /pɑːz/, [pʰɑːz]
  • (GA) IPA: /pɑɹs/, [pʰɑɹs], [pʰɑɹz]

parse (parses, present participle parsing; past and past participle parsed)

  1. anchor en-v-def1(linguistics, ambitransitive) To resolve#Verb|resolve (a sentence#Noun|sentence, etc.) into its elements, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by agreement or government; to analyze and describe grammatically. [from mid 16th c.]
    Synonyms: construe
  2. (transitive) To examine closely; to scrutinize.
  3. (computing, ambitransitive) To split#Verb|split (a file#Noun|file or other input#Noun|input) into piece#Noun|pieces of data that can be easily manipulated or store#Verb|stored.
  4. (computing, transitive) To resolve (a string#Noun|string of code#Noun|code or text#Noun|text) into its elements to determine if it conforms to a particular grammar.
  5. (computing, linguistics, intransitive) Of a string of code or text, sentence, etc.: to conform to rule#Noun|rules of grammar, to be syntactically valid.
    This sentence doesn't parse.
Translations Translations Noun

parse (plural parses)

  1. (computing, linguistics) An act of parsing.
    The parse will fail if the program contains an unrecognised keyword.
  2. (computing, linguistics) The result of such an act.
    This parse is incorrect and indicates a fault in the parser.
  • French: analyse
  • Russian: (граммати́ческий OR синтакси́ческий) ана́лиз
  • Spanish: procesamiento, análisis

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