lex

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English[edit]

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From lexical analysis, from lexical

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lex (third-person singular simple present lexes, present participle lexing, simple past and past participle lexed)

  1. (computing) To perform lexical analysis; to convert a character stream to a token stream as a preliminary to parsing.
    • 1994, Donna K Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, The Second Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-2)
      Once this is done, each processor parses and lexes its own documents, using conventional programming techniques.
    • 2004, Richard William Sharp, Higher-level hardware synthesis
      SAFL source is lexed and parsed into an abstract syntax tree.
    • 2007, Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino, Expert F#
      Lexing and parsing do not have to be separated, and there are often convenient .NET methods for extracting information from text in particular formats...

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Noun[edit]

lēx f (genitive lēgis); third declension

  1. A law

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lēx lēgēs
genitive lēgis lēgum
dative lēgī lēgibus
accusative lēgem lēgēs
ablative lēge lēgibus
vocative lēx lēgēs

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