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Colon Definitions

: 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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