Expression

n.

Pronunciation

/ɪkˈsprɛʃən/

Definition

A formula within a query language consisting of operands combined with operators used to query a data set to return a result, identify a pattern or perform a computing action.

Common types of expressions are Boolean, integer, arithmetic and string.

Query language examples include Regex and SQL. Programming languages that leverage Regex are PHP, Java and .Net.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

SQL, Regular Expression

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