We've got 1 definition »

What does REGEXP stand for? 

What does REGEXP mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: REGEXP.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory
TermDefinitionRating
regexp

Regular Expression

Computing

Rate it:

What does REGEXP mean?

regexp
A regular expression (shortened as regex or regexp; sometimes referred to as rational expression) is a sequence of characters that specifies a search pattern in text. Usually such patterns are used by string-searching algorithms for "find" or "find and replace" operations on strings, or for input validation. Regular expression techniques are developed in theoretical computer science and formal language theory. The concept of regular expressions began in the 1950s, when the American mathematician Stephen Cole Kleene formalized the concept of a regular language. They came into common use with Unix text-processing utilities. Different syntaxes for writing regular expressions have existed since the 1980s, one being the POSIX standard and another, widely used, being the Perl syntax. Regular expressions are used in search engines, in search and replace dialogs of word processors and text editors, in text processing utilities such as sed and AWK, and in lexical analysis. Regular expressions are supported in many programming languages.

see more »

Discuss these REGEXP abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is REGEXP? Got another good explanation for REGEXP? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "REGEXP." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Jul 2024. <https://www.abbreviations.com/REGEXP>.

    Image or illustration of

    REGEXP

    Regular Expression
    Credit »

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    DIY
    A Do It Yourself
    B Don't Injure Yourself
    C Damage It Yourself
    D Drink It Yourself

    Embed

    Share an image of REGEXP

    »

    Hearing impaired tip:

    Sign language

    How do you say REGEXP in ASL sign language fingerspelling?