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reserved word

[ri′zərvd ′wərd]
(computer science)
A word which cannot be used in a programming language to represent an item of data because it has some particular significance to the compiler, or which can be used only in a particular context.

reserved word

A verb or noun in a programming or command language that is part of the native language. It cannot be used to describe user data.
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For more details to use the reserved words and more commands to implement mathematical models in GAMS it is strictly necessary to refer [23].
Besides the SQL syntax differences, the software must also solve such specific issues like reserved word and identifier conflicts.
He reserved words of praise for defender Olof Mellberg who netted his first goal in 15 months.
ASCII character code definitions, reserved words in C and formal specifications for input and output.
Ponting also reserved words of praise for Hayden, who was dropped three times, most notably on nought and four, for an innings which is likely to have secured his place in the World Cup squad.
The third chapter deals mainly with creating valid names in Java, getting familiar with reserved words, and using operators.
from my guest and more reserved words of approval from my wife.
Liberty BASIC includes the rich set of variables, reserved words, functions, subroutines, file-management commands, and other language features that you'd expect in a professional development system.
Dunlop, who is contemplating the Royal meeting's Cork And Orrery for the winner, reserved words of praise for the jockey, saying: "He did well to win from where he came from because he was stuck in a pocket and had three lengths to make up.
One of the reasons for the funny characters on the front of variables' names is because it protected the name spaces of the variables from reserved words and I could add reserved words and not break anybody's script.
Megson also reserved words of encouragement for his Hawthorns strike force.