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regular expression Line breaks: regu|lar ex|pres¦sion

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Definition of regular expression in English:


A sequence of symbols and characters expressing a string or pattern to be searched for within a longer piece of text.

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Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive