An unbroken set of characters. The shell uses spaces and tabs to separate words.
A word is a continuous string of alphanumeric characters (i.e. the letters A-Z and numbers 0-9). In most modes, any character which is not alphanumeric is treated as a word delimiter.
For searching purposes, any character or group of characters between two blank spaces, including initials or abbreviations.
a character or string of characters surrounded on either side by a new line, an end-of-sentence condition, or a nonsearchable character (punctuation marks and spaces are not searchable in the SPI database)
a collection of characters terminated by a space or another white-space character, such as a tab
a collection of characters terminated by a space or other
a combination of letters and numbers
a combination of letters that produce a recognizable item of your language, which could be part of the English language
a contiguous sequence of characters, with the restriction that the first character be a letter
a contiguous sequence of non-whitespace characters
a contiguous sequence of nonwhitespace characters, separated by spaces and/or tabs
a finite list, and a sequence is an infinite list
a finite sequence of letters from X
a finite sequence of two symbols a and b
a finite string of As and Bs
a group of alphanumeric characters surrounded by whitespace
a letter other than N followed by a real value
a meaningful unit, as bounded by spaces
an atom that can be given a pronunciation by the lexicon (or letter to sound rules)
a nonempty sequence of nonbreak characters
a non-empty sequence of non-break characters
a number of characters stringed together delimited either by a space or a newline character
an unhyphenated group of characters between blank spaces
a sequence of alphabetic characters
a sequence of alphanumerics, or a sequence of special characters
a sequence of characters between two spaces, or a sequence of special characters
a sequence of characters from the character set defined by the current locale, excluding non-quoted metacharacters
a sequence of characters or numerals, or both, that does not contain blanks without quotation marks
a sequence of characters separated by a space
a sequence of characters separated by one or more non-quoted metacharacters
a sequence of characters that contains no unquoted spaces or tabs
a sequence of letters, digits and underscore characters or a sequence of non-let- ter, non-digit, non-underscore, non-white-space characters ( e
a sequence of letters, numbers and punctuation
a sequence of letters that may include a single quote character
a sequence of letters that means something
a sequence of non-blank characters
a sequence of non-white, printable characters
a sequence of notes (sounds) that re-occurs frequently
a sequence of one or more letters, not including punctuation, digits, spaces, or any other characters
a sequence of printable characters that do not contain a space
a single character or group of characters, alphabetic or numeric, with a space on either side
a single token, either an atom or a quoted string
a string of characters delimited by spaces or tabs
a string of charac- ters delimited by spaces or tabs
a string of characters delimited by space , tab , or newline characters
a string of one or more letters or digits bounded by punctuation or white space (spaces, tab, linefeeds, etc
a string of syllables used to designate one or many concepts
a tool for delimiting one area of thought from others
Fixed-length sequence of binary digits (1's and 0's). In digital hardware, numbers are stored in words. The way hardware components or software functions interpret this sequence of 1's and 0's is described by a data type. See also binary word, data type
In REXX, a sequence of characters that do not include any blanks. Words may be used as units for manipulation during parsing and by many built-in functions.
A continuous series of non-delimiters (characters, alphabets and underscore). Also called an identifier from a programmers' perspective.
In electronic computers, an ordered set of characters which is the normal unit in which information may be stored, transmitted, or operated upon within a computer.
Any sequence of characters between spaces or punctuation marks. You can select a word by double-clicking on it.
Similar to a word in a spoken language like English, a word is a unit made up of one or more characters. But unlike English, words in UNIX can contain white space; they can also have no characters (a zero-length word). See also argument.
The term 'word' has at least three distinct meanings. An orthographic word is a particular sequence of written characters. Bank in the sense of 'river bank' and 'financial institution' are the same orthographic word, as are read as an infinitive ( to read a book), as a past tense form ( I read the book) and as a past participle ( I have read the book). See also homograph, homophone. word form is a linguistic form of a particular grammatical type. For instance, cut can be an infinitive ( to cut), a present tense form ( Whenever I stuff envelopes, I cut myself), a past tense form ( Yesterday, I cut myself), or a past participle ( I have cut myself again). In this case, four distinct word forms are associated with a single orthographic word. lexeme is an abstract meaning unit that can subsume several different word forms. For instance, the lexeme be subsumes the eight word forms am, are, be, been, being, is, was, and were. The lexeme cut subsumes the three word forms cut, cuts, and cutting. In lexical ambiguity, the same orthographic word is associated with more than one lexeme, as in the case of bank 'river bank' and bank 'financial institution'.
A particular kind of data object. In POP-11, a word identified by sequences of symbols within double quotation marks, such as "fred", "abc123". Each word used by a program is stored in an internal dictionary.
A sequence of characters delimited by one or more word delimiter characters. A word delimiter is a paragraph delimiter or a whitespace character, but not a punctuation mark. See also: character paragraph whitespace character
Depending on context, either 1) the name of a Forth definition; or 2) a parsed sequence of non-space characters, which could be the name of a Forth definition.
An atomic Unicode text string. A "word" can have several related vernacular words (such as "Los Angeles") within it because the vernacular words are always used in common.