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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).]

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)]

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)]

COBOL

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

COBOL

[ɥST>kəʊbɒl] N (Comput) → COBOL m

COBOL

[ˈkəʊbɒl] nCOBOL m

COBOL

abbr of common business oriented languageCOBOL

COBOL

[ˈkəʊbɔːl] n abbr (Comput) =common business orientated languageCOBOL m
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