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One of the first high-level programming languages, designed to solve problems that can be expressed algebraically and used mainly in mathematics, science, and engineering.
(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language for mathematical and scientific purposes, designed to facilitate and speed up the solving of complex problems
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a high-level programming language used mainly for solving problems in science and engineering.
A high-level programming language used mainly by scientists and mathematicians.