Definition of regular expression in English:

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regular expression

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A sequence of symbols and characters expressing a string or pattern to be searched for within a longer piece of text.
Example sentences
  • Instead, you can create customized summaries using regular expressions and other search patterns.
  • Both of these search functions use regular expressions, making them very powerful.
  • A powerful way to process text is using regular expressions.

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Line breaks: regu|lar ex|pres¦sion

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