The meaning of a string in some language, as opposed to syntax which describes how symbols may be combined independent of their meaning.The semantics of a programming language is a function from programs to answers. A program is a closed term and, in practical languages, an answer is a member of the syntactic category of values. The two main kinds are denotational semantics and operational semantics.
Last updated: 1995-06-21
semantic gap ♦ semantic network ♦ semantics ♦ semaphore ♦ semi ♦ Semi-Automatic Ground Environment
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