Definition of reserved word in English:

reserved word


  • A word in a programming language that has a fixed meaning and cannot be redefined by the programmer.

    • ‘Well, in addition to scanning for offensive strings, some names contain reserved words, or keywords goes the theory.’
    • ‘If we don't want this behavior, we can make a variable local to a function by preceding it with the reserved word typeset.’
    • ‘The Court pointed out that the reserved words themselves in many, but not all, cases were suggestive of their operational function.’
    • ‘It's common to reuse components, so once found, they're saved as handy property values on the klass object-class is a reserved word in JavaScript.’
    • ‘‘Non standard features cause problems,’ he said. ‘Users might use reserved words.’’