Meaning – The term parse, refers to the process of analyzing the operands entered with a command and create a parameter list for the command processor from the information.

It is commonly used in computer science to refer to reading program code. After a program is written, whether it be in C++, Java, or any other language, the code needs to be parsed by the compiler in order to be compiled.

Parsing can also refer to breaking up ordinary text. Search engines typically parse search phrases entered by users so that they can more accurately search for each word.

Example of usage “Some programs can parse text documents and extract certain information like names or addresses. Spreadsheet programs can turn formatted documents into tables with rows and columns by parsing the text.”