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Meaning of PARSER

Pronunciation:  p'ârsur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a computer program that divides code up into functional components; "compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"

PARSER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: compiler, compiling program, computer program, computer programme, program, programme



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pars"er\, n.
One who parses.

Computing Dictionary

An algorithm or program to determine the syntactic structure of a sentence or string of symbols in some language. A parser normally takes as input a sequence of tokens output by a lexical analyser. It may produce some kind of abstract syntax tree as output. One of the best known parser generators is yacc.