Definition of syntax error in English:

syntax error

Syllabification: syn·tax er·ror

noun

  • Computing A character or string incorrectly placed in a command or instruction that causes a failure in execution.
    More 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.

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