parse

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
parse

Third-person singular
parses

Past tense
parsed

Past participle
parsed

Present participle
parsing

  1. (transitive) If you parse a word, a statement, a sentence, etc., you use its parts to think about a meaning that is not clear.
  2. (transitive), (grammar) If you parse a sentence, you name the parts of speech of each word and their relations to each other; you analyze and describe it in grammatical terms.
  3. (transitive), (computing) If a computer parses a file or some other input, it breaks it into smaller groups for easier computing.