: name ( ... -- ... ) word1 word2 word3 ;
creates a word called
name, that, upon execution, executes
word1 word2 word3.
name is a (colon) definition.
The explanation above is somewhat superficial. See section Interpretation and Compilation Semantics for an in-depth discussion of some of the issues involved.
:"name" -- colon-sys core ``colon''
;compilation colon-sys -- ; run-time nest-sys core ``semicolon''
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