programming language

Definitions of programming language
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n (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
COBOL
common business-oriented language
C
a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
BASIC
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
Pascal
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
Java
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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