rewrite rule
noun Date: 1960 a rule in a grammar which specifies the constituents of a single symbol

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  • rewrite rule — rewrite rule, Linguistics. a rule indicating that a sentence, phrase, or clause, should be rewritten in terms of its components. Example: The rule VP → vt + NP means that a verb phrase, such as face the music, should be rewritten as consisting of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rewrite rule — In mathematics, linguistics and computer science, a rewrite rule ( phrase structure rule or production ) in generative grammar is a rule of the form A → X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence …   Wikipedia

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  • Rewrite engine — In Wikipedia and other MediaWiki sites, see MediaWiki Manual:Short URL. A rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL s appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly SEF) are… …   Wikipedia

  • Rule — A rule is:* Rewrite rule, in generative grammar and computer science * Standardization, a formal and widely accepted statement, fact, definition, or qualification * Operation, a determinate rule ( method ) for performing a mathematical operation… …   Wikipedia

  • rule — I n. regulation principle 1) to establish, lay down, make (the) rules 2) to formulate a rule 3) to adopt a rule 4) to apply, enforce a rule 5) to obey, observe a rule 6) to break, violate a rule 7) to bend, stretch a rule 8) to rescind, revoke a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rule — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 what you can or cannot do, say, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, cardinal, first, fundamental, golden ▪ ground rules ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • rewrite — verb ADVERB ▪ extensively, substantially (esp. BrE) ▪ completely PHRASES ▪ an attempt to rewrite sth ▪ attempts to rewrite history …   Collocations dictionary

  • Chord rewrite rules — Typical boogie woogie bassline on 12 bar blues progression in C, chord roots in red   …   Wikipedia

  • phrase-structure rule — Ling. a rule that generates a sentence or other syntactic construction from words and phrases and identifies its constituent structure. Cf. rewrite rule. * * * phrase structure rule, Linguistics. one of the rules governing the construction of the …   Useful english dictionary

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