well-formed

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  • Well-formed — may refer to:* Well formed element, an element in webpage design * Well formed formula, a string that is generated by a formal grammar in logic * Well formed outcome, a Neuro Linguistic Programming conceptee also* Well formedness …   Wikipedia

  • well-formed — [ ,wel fɔrmd ] adjective 1. ) having a good, complete, or beautiful shape: strong square well formed teeth 2. ) LINGUISTICS a well formed sentence follows the rules of a language correctly. This would usually be called a grammatically correct… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-formed — well′ formed′ adj. 1) rightly or pleasingly formed: a well formed contour[/ex] 2) ling. (of an utterance) conforming to the rules of a language; grammatical • Etymology: 1510–20 well form′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • well-formed — well formedness /wel fawr mid nis, fawrmd /, n. /wel fawrmd /, adj. 1. rightly or pleasingly formed: a well formed contour. 2. Ling. (of an utterance) conforming to the rules of a language; grammatical (opposed to ill formed). [1510 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-formed — well formed; well formed·ness; …   English syllables

  • well formed — ˌwell ˈformed 7 [well formed] adjective (of sentences) written or spoken correctly according to the rules of grammar …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-formed — UK [ˌwel ˈfɔː(r)md] / US [ˌwel ˈfɔrmd] adjective 1) having a good, complete, or beautiful shape strong square well formed teeth 2) linguistics a well formed sentence follows the rules of a language correctly. This would usually be called a… …   English dictionary

  • well-formed — /ˈwɛl fɔmd/ (say wel fawmd) adjective 1. pleasing in appearance or structure. 2. formed correctly, especially in grammar and logic. Also, (especially in predicative use), well formed /wɛl ˈfɔmd/ (say wel fawmd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • well-formed — adjective Correctly written; syntactically correct; expressed in a way that obeys rules for constructing formulas in a certain language. If the parser says it is good, then it must be well formed and is part of the language …   Wiktionary

  • well-formed — adjective conforming to the rules of grammar or usage accepted by native speakers spoke in grammatical sentences • Syn: ↑grammatical • Ant: ↑ungrammatical (for: ↑grammatical) • Derivationally relate …   Useful english dictionary

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