parsable

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Etymology[edit]

parse +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

parsable ‎(comparative more parsable, superlative most parsable)

  1. (grammar, computing) Able to be parsed.
    Well-formed XML is an example of parsable text.

Usage notes[edit]

Both the spellings parsable and parseable are widely used with similar frequency; the spelling parsable (without the ‘e’) is preferred in formal usage, according to the rule:

“Verbs drop silent final -e except after c and g (e.g. movable but changeable)”

as mentioned in the OED, and used in World Wide Web Consortium standards.

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