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Meaning of HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of the computer on which it will be run
 
 See Also: application-oriented language, problem-oriented language

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(HLL) A programming language which provides some level of abstraction above assembly language. These normally use statements consisting of English-like keywords such as "FOR", "PRINT" or "GOTO", where each statement corresponds to several machine language instructions. It is much easier to program in a high-level language than in assembly language though the efficiency of execution depends on how good the compiler or interpreter is at optimising the program.

Rarely, the variants "vhll" and "mll" are found.

See also languages of choice, generation.

 

 

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