parse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Middle English pars (parts, shares; parts of speech, grammar), from Old French pars (plural of part (part, portion, share)),[1] from Latin pars (part, piece, share),[2] possibly from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to carry forth; to sell).

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parse (third-person singular simple present parses, present participle parsing, simple past and past participle parsed)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) To resolve (a 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.]
    Synonym: construe
  2. (transitive, by extension) To examine closely; to scrutinize.
  3. (transitive, by extension, computing) To resolve (a string of code or text) into its elements to determine if it conforms to a particular grammar.
  4. (transitive, by extension, computing) To split a file or other input into pieces of data that can be easily manipulated or stored.
  5. (intransitive, computing, linguistics) Of a string of code or text, sentence, etc.: to conform to rules of grammar, to be syntactically valid.
    This sentence doesn’t parse.

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Noun[edit]

parse (plural parses)

  1. (computing, linguistics) An act of parsing.
  2. (computing, linguistics) The result of such an act.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pars, v.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ parse” (US) / “parse” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

parse f

  1. feminine plural of parso
  2. third-person singular past historic of parere

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Participle[edit]

parse

  1. vocative masculine singular of parsus