Abstract Syntax (glossary)
(1) A form of representation of data that is independent of machine-oriented structures and encodings and also of the physical representation of the data. (Dictionary.com 2012)
(2) The set of constructs and associated rules to create well-formed models. (Created for SEBoK)
(1) Dictionary.com. 2012. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. Denis Howe. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/abstract%20syntax (accessed: September 07, 2012).
(2) This definition was developed for the SEBoK v. 1.0.