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Word of the day for December 23
parse v
  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.]
  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.
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