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preprocessor Syllabification: pre·proc·es·sor
Pronunciation: /prēˈpräsˌesər/ /-ˈprōsˌesər/ /-əsər/

Definition of preprocessor in English:


A computer program that modifies data to conform with the input requirements of another program.
Example sentences
  • However, we are currently using a ‘temporary’ solution based on the C preprocessor.
  • You need some name that the C preprocessor can recognize to help it sort out the differences between what changes are yours and what are not.
  • The preprocessor format is not quite a patch format and not quite a script.

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