Definition of reserved word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


reserved word

BrE BrE//rɪˌzɜːvd ˈwɜːd//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌzɜːrvd ˈwɜːrd//
(computing) Computer programming
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a word that has a special meaning to a computer program, and so cannot be used in other ways when entering data See related entries: Computer programming
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