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Meaning of PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
 
 Synonyms: programing language
 
 See Also: algorithmic language, artificial language, assembly language, BASIC, C, COBOL, computer language, computer-oriented language, LISP, list-processing language, logic programing, logic programming, machine language, machine-oriented language, multidimensional language, object language, object-oriented programing language, object-oriented programming language, one-dimensional language, Pascal, Prolog, stratified language, target language, unstratified language

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A formal language in which computer programs are written. The definition of a particular language consists of both syntax (how the various symbols of the language may be combined) and semantics (the meaning of the language constructs).

Languages are classified as low level if they are close to machine code and high level if each language statement corresponds to many machine code instructions (though this could also apply to a low level language with extensive use of macros, in which case it would be debatable whether it still counted as low level). A roughly parallel classification is the description as first generation language through to fifth generation language.

Another major distinction is between imperative languages and declarative languages.

 

 

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