programming language

Definitions of programming language
  1. noun
    (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
    synonyms: programing language
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    algorithmic language
    an artificial language designed to express algorithms
    assembly language
    a low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language
    computer language, computer-oriented language, machine language, machine-oriented language
    a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers
    multidimensional language
    a programming language whose expressions are assembled in more than one dimension
    object language, target language
    a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
    object-oriented programing language, object-oriented programming language
    (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
    one-dimensional language
    a programming language whose expressions are represented by strings of characters
    stratified language
    a language that cannot be used as its own metalanguage
    unstratified language
    a programming language that (like natural language) can be used as its own metalanguage
    LISP, list-processing language
    a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
    Prolog, logic programing, logic programming
    a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing
    common business-oriented language
    a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
    a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
    a programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach
    decision table
    a table of all contingencies and the actions to be taken for each
    flow chart, flow diagram, flow sheet, flowchart
    a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
    logic diagram, logical diagram
    a graphical representation of a program using formal logic
    algebraic language
    an algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions
    a platform-independent object-oriented programming language
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    artificial language
    a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
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