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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.
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(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language for mathematical and scientific purposes, designed to facilitate and speed up the solving of complex problems
[C20: from for(mula) tran(slation)]
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a high-level programming language used mainly for solving problems in science and engineering.
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A high-level programming language used mainly by scientists and mathematicians.
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|Noun||1.||FORTRAN - a high-level programing language for mathematical and scientific purposes; stands for formula translation|
algebraic language - an algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions
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FORTRAN[ˈfɔːtræn] N ABBR (Comput) =formula translator → FORTRAN m
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FORTRAN[ˈfɔːrtræn] n → fortran m
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FORTRANabbr of formula translator → FORTRAN nt
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FORTRANFortran [ˈfɔːtræn] n → FORTRAN m
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