COBOL


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CO·BOL

 (kō′bôl′)
n.
A programming language developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, widely used for business applications. It has some syntactic features that resemble English.

[Co(mmon) B(usiness-)O(riented) L(anguage).]
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COBOL

(ˈkəʊˌbɒl) or

Cobol

n
(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language designed for general commercial use
[C20: co(mmon) b(usiness) o(riented) l(anguage)]
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COBOL

(ˈkoʊ bɔl)

n.
a high-level computer language suited for writing programs to process large files of data.
[1955–60; co(mmon)b(usiness)-o(riented)l(anguage)]
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COBOL

Common Business Oriented Language.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.COBOL - common business-oriented language
programing language, programming language - (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
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Translations

COBOL

[ɥST>kəʊbɒl] N (Comput) → COBOL m
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COBOL

[ˈkəʊbɒl] nCOBOL m
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COBOL

abbr of common business oriented languageCOBOL
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COBOL

[ˈkəʊbɔːl] n abbr (Comput) =common business orientated languageCOBOL m
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Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced the acquisition of COBOL-IT, a strategic vendor of open-source COBOL solutions, the company said.
COBOL-IT was founded to help organisations preserve the functionality of strategic COBOL applications.
Large enterprises are struggling to bring Agile and DevOps best practices to their core systems of record, which are written in COBOL and other codebases running on IBM Z mainframes.
For mainframe users wanting to transition COBOL applications to render on a mobile device without the painstaking task of converting years of COBOL code to other languages, the news is good said Redd.
He said he knew Alfred Cobol. He said Alfred's name was not on the list of fatalities.
For example, TCS with their banking application, which is written on Micro Focus COBOL and they are earning new customers not only in India but globally for an application.
Generated in each program are complete COBOL divisions with required sections in each division including the; Identification Division, Environment Division, Data Division and Procedure Division.
The company said that isCOBOL can protect and extend applications by blending the optimised, business-oriented nature of COBOL with the openness, portability and power of Java.
The need for the softwaremining solution is driven by the imminent COBOL Crisis.
Veryant, Phoenix, Ariz., the COBOL and Java technology innovator, has announced a new software release to help organizations lower operational costs by modernizing COBOL assets.
It may be that the realisation of the difficulties involved, combined with the US Navy's decision to use only USASI Cobol and Fortran inspired the lecture.