Last modified on 2 October 2014, at 18:30
See also: Lex



From lexical analysis, from lexical



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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lēx f (genitive lēgis); third declension

  1. A law, legal motion, bill
  2. (figuratively) agreement, condition, understanding


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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