syntax error

Main Entry:  syntax error
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in computing, an error in a program due to a code that does not conform to order expected by the programming language
Example:  A syntax error occurs when a user (or programmer) has put words in an order that a program does not understand.
Usage:  computing's 21st Century Lexicon
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syntax error

an error of language resulting from code that does not conform to the syntax of the programming language; "syntax errors can be recognized at compilation time"; "a common syntax error is to omit a parenthesis" 
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