See also: wellformed

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well-formed (comparative better-formed or more well-formed, superlative best-formed or most well-formed)

  1. (linguistics, computing) Correctly written; syntactically correct; expressed in a way that obeys rules for constructing formulas in a certain language.
    If the parser says it is good, then it must be well-formed and is part of the language.

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  • In the context of certain computer languages, such as XML, well-formed may have a very specific and precisely defined meaning.

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