Share this entry

Share this page

syntax error

Syllabification: syn·tax er·ror

Definition of syntax error in English:

noun

Computing A character or string incorrectly placed in a command or instruction that causes a failure in execution.
Example sentences
  • Then the parser, purveyor of the dreaded syntax error, looks at the stream of tokens to verify its syntactic correctness.
  • If there is an exception (because of a syntax error, etc.) in the program, the exception will be traced back and reported.
  • The system either gives me a syntax error or some file is missing.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words