Meaning of parse

parse

Pronunciation: (pärs, pärz), [key]
— v., parsed, pars•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc.
  2. to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function, etc.
  3. to analyze (a string of characters) in order to associate groups of characters with the syntactic units of the underlying grammar.
—v.i.
  1. to admit of being parsed.
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